KUWAIT CITY, June 11: MP AbdulRahman Al-Jeran affirmed that he is in favor of the implementation of DNA Database, explaining the entire world is testimony to the level of accuracy and its benefits in modern sciences — especially in the field of forensics and in crime. He noted criminals are identified through DNA testing, which he said can also reveal the identity of people whose body features have been erased as a result of fire or horrific accident.
In a statement, MP Al-Jeran pointed out that DNA technology helps in identifying paternal relations and “I support the technology in this important aspect as long as data and information remain completely confi dential”.
He noted serious implications it might create in society and its ethical dimensions if the technology is misused. MP Al-Jeran called on the Ministry of Interior to take extra precaution in dealing with DNA technology and necessary devices such as computers to ensure that tests are stored safely, while data is completely secured from infiltration and hacking. He also called upon the ministry to ensure that their employees working in the field of DNA testing are competent, trustworthy and well-trained citizens to handle the massive responsibility.
“There are security companies that provide secured data and operation solutions with which the ministry can engage services on condition that the ministry holds all keys to data and information”, he said. Al-Jeran suggested that the ministry should strive toward protecting the basis of social stability, and with DNA database technology, the country is considered to have advanced in the field of database security, population statistics and verification of data to determine whether or not someone deserves the Kuwaiti nationality.
DNA database is to be used for intended purposes and nothing else, and the Shariah affirms that “it is the right of any given leader to adopt anything legal to boost security and stability in society by taking necessary measures that would establish and cement the principles of peace, security and stability in the country”, he reiterated.
Meanwhile, by reducing expenditures of the governmental program work teams over the last three years, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has managed to save an average of about KD 120,000 per year, reports Al-Anba daily quoting an informed ministerial source. He explained that the expenditures were reduced by KD 175,000 in 2013, KD 130,000 in 2014 and KD 59,000 in 2015.
The shift allowance was reduced to KD 60 in line with the expenditure rationalization policy of the ministry without affecting the quality of the services. Meanwhile, Public Authority for Social Security sent a report to the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister of Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh about the need to refer for retirement those employees of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor who completed 30 years of service.
According to an informed source from Public Authority for Planning and Development, about 31 employees would be referred for retirement by Jan 31, 2017.
By Abdulrahman Al-Shimmari Al-Seyassah Staff