KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: MP Dr Khalil Abdullah together with several MPs revealed the intention to present a draft law that criminalizes any person who makes false claim about having a specific professional capacity, reports Al-Nahar daily. He pointed out that the draft law will protect society from fraudulent, deceptive and devious people, and also prevent the government establishments from making unmerited appointments that aim at pleasing so-and-so.
In a press statement, Dr Al- Abdullah indicated some people falsely claim to have specific professional qualifications and with job titles such as lawyer, consultant and others, but their credentials are unrecognized. Others claim to be consultants or experts in specific professions without having proper qualifications or years of experience qualifying them for such titles, he stressed.
He indicated the issue of ‘title’ has created a mess in Kuwait, while the country continues to bear the repercussions. Many people appear in the media under false titles, and distribute business cards bearing their titles. Dr Al-Abdullah affirmed that whoever holds ‘unrecognized’ certificates or uses a specific title based on certain merits will face the rigors of law “because issues of this nature are considered as fraud”. He encouraged those influenced by people bearing false titles — whether individuals or government, to file legal complaints.
The MP lauded the law in the sense that it will stop government establishments from appointing consultants or experts in specific fields without applying standards set by law. He noted some government sectors appoint any person at all to work as consultant or expert on the basis of pleasing so-and-so without proper follow-up of necessary procedures.
Meanwhile, a member of the Parliament’s Legislative Committee MP Dr Abdulrahman Al- Jeeran affirmed that he will take a decisive stance against those who plan to hamper the activities of the charitable sector in the country, reports Al-Anba daily. He explained that he will strongly support the approval of the draft law for collection of donations if it is aimed to control any process that is aimed to misuse the donations for suspicious activities.
However, if it is aimed to hinder the charitable activities of the country and obstruct the delivery of alms and charities to those deserving them, he will completely refuse such a draft law. Dr Al-Jeeran said Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor carried out several investigations regarding this matter and took a number of decisions and steps accordingly, while the lawmakers have been supporting the ministry in this aspect in order to control the violations that could be carried out, insisting that it is not aimed for taking revenge or following a particular stance but aimed to achieve the desired goals.