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Dune-buggies ban in cities begins on Wednesday – Push for bill on e-transferable records

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7, (KUNA): The Interior Ministry warned Sunday it will revive decision 245/1983 of banning all four-wheel motorbikes inside residential areas, or major roads and highways, including coastal areas during a campaign that will start next Wednesday.

The ministry’s Undersecretary Lieut-General Suleiman Al-Fahad called, in a press statement, on parents to avoid accountability on the matter, noting that adult detainees will be held in custody, however juveniles will be taken to the correspondent administration and their parents will face legal consequences. Al-Fahad stressed the ministry’s determination to move forward and improve quality, supervision and control and helping solve traffic problems. Al-Fahad explained juveniles or even children driving in residential areas causes a number of serious accidents, some of which led to deaths and disabilities. Al-Fahad stressed importance of following road and traffic laws which were put to help everyone drive safe, noting that the responsibility lies on the shoulders of everyone.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Department of Fatwa and Legislation affirmed Sunday significance of endorsing a bill on electronic transferable records during 54th session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in Vienna. The meeting discussed more than 16 items on electronic transferable records, functional equivalence and neutrality, head of the Kuwaiti delegation to the session Nadia Faisal Al-Dabbous told KUNA in a statement. She stated that the Kuwaiti team participated in the meeting effectively, expressing her hope that the member states would apply the bills discussed in Vienna when enacting national laws or modernizing them.

She said that the participating delegations were briefed on Kuwait’s laws endorsed after conducting many discussions and studies, lauding the support of Department of Fatwa and Legislation for the delegation to raise Kuwait’s status on international arenas. She reiterated Kuwait’s keenness on having a full membership in UNCITRAL, indicating that the country benefited much from this membership. Al-Dabboos extolled efforts exerted by UNCITRAL during the 54th session.

UNCITRAL has 60 member states, including three Arab countries: Kuwait, Algeria and Jordan. It is a UN main legal body on international trade law. The Kuwaiti delegation includes, in addition to Al-Dabbous, some senior officials of Department of Fatwa and Legislation. In another development, chief of the Arab armed forces training authorities are meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss coordination and integration for countering electronic information war or cyber warfare (5G).

The Kuwaiti delegation to the meeting is led by head of the Military Education Authority at the Defense Ministry Maj Gen Anwar Al-Mazidi. Participants will focus on a study on training the armed forces to combat cyber wars, Arab League’s Assistant Secretary General for National Security Ambassador Khalil Al-Thawadi told the press on the sidelines of the meeting.

The study has been prepared with high military and intellectual professionalism, responding to the requirements and the goals of the Arab joint action, Al-Thawadi added.

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