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MP calls for curbs on Ethiopians after slayings

Security personnel are the unsleeping eye for safeguarding the homeland.
Security personnel are the unsleeping eye for safeguarding the homeland.

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11: MP Sadoun Hammad Al- Otaibi has called on Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammed Khalid Al-Sabah to quickly take stringent measures against Ethiopian employees in Kuwait — such as immediate deportation, suspension of their recruitment and non-renewal of their residence permits.

He stressed these measures are important considering the horrific killings committed by some members of this community in Kuwait, adding he has no doubt that the motives behind such acts are related to the religious beliefs of perpetrators, particularly their rituals which involve killing and slaughtering. He cited the recent tragedy — the killing of a 20-year-old Kuwaiti woman by an Ethiopian maid in Andalus.

He asserted it is not the first time such incident happened in a Kuwaiti household and this might not be the last; hence, the need to take strict measures. He urged the Interior Ministry to gather data on the actual number of Ethiopian housemaids in preparation for their deportation in order to prevent the recurrence of the above mentioned tragedy.

He added the ministry, in coordination with its health counterpart, should require all domestic workers to undergo certain tests periodically to ensure they are free from psychological or mental diseases.

Meanwhile, MPs Talal Al-Jalal, Abdul-Hameed Dashti, Abdullah Al- Turaiji, Abdullah Al-Tamimi and Adel Al-Kharafi presented a bill to amend the Capital Markets Authority Law.

Article One of the bill, Article 33, clause three of the law read as follows: “Fifty percent of shares are allocated equally to all citizens — those who hold the Kuwaiti nationality at the time this law was enacted and are registered at the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI).

The value of such shares shall be paid from the State’s general reserve as a form of grant, provided the benefi – ciaries will not use the grant for a period of 10 years from the date of acquiring the shares. Within that period, they can only receive profits generated by those shares.” Article Two states that every sentence or text incompatible with the provisions of this law shall be cancelled. Article Three states this bill shall take effect from the date of its publication in the official gazette.

In another development, MP Abdul Hameed Dashti presented queries to Minister of Communications and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Issa Al- Kandari about the number of Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti pilots hired by Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) in the last three years and number of their flying hours.

By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff

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