Minister urged to take action against KU staff – Lawmakers express anger over ‘tweets’

KUWAIT CITY, July 11: Academic staff at Kuwait University allegedly exploited the National Assembly recess to tweet certain statement deemed offensive to a disciple of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on his Twitter account “Bu Adnan”. In reaction, some lawmakers expressed anger, saying the incident is one of the crises the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa will deal with alongside reports of the National Assembly’s Education Committee concerning violations at Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training.

The lawmakers threatened the minister will be held responsible for the assault against the disciple if he fails to take legal and administrative steps against the man. They also urged the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid to apply the national unity law against the ‘rabble rouser’.

MP Mohammad Al-Jabri said the minister should be held responsible if he fails to terminate the appointment of anybody who makes malicious and insulting statement against the disciples. He stated nobody should be treated with a kid glove over such an issue. In a comment, MP Ahmad Bin Mute’e urged the minister to act promptly by terminating appointment of the concerned staff to serve as a deterrent to others. He declared that taking strong position will prevent others from behaving the same way to cause problem among Kuwaitis.

By Raed Yousef and Abdul- Rahman Al-Shammari Al-Seyassah Staff

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