KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: MP Mohammad Al-Huwailah has stressed the need to support the security campaigns and measures being taken by the Ministry of Interior to curb violations and anomalies, as well as track down all those involved in illegal activities.
According to Al-Huwailah, a fi rm stand is necessary when it comes to homeland security and the safety of citizens. He pointed out the country is currently facing a number of challenges and threats such as the lopsided population structure, terrorism, infi ltration and smuggling. He added these are diffi cult situations which require extreme caution and preemptive strikes.
He praised the recent campaign carried out by the Interior Ministry under the supervision of Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Sabah in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh with the participation of 1,700 military personnel and 150 patrols.
This led to the arrest of a large number of people wanted by law for various violations; including those who violated the Residency Law, operators of liquor factories and runaway housemaids, in addition to the closure of unlicensed shops. He said the citizens of Kuwait have started trusting the security authorities again due to the latter’s commitment to combat crimes and to guarantee the safety of everyone. He asserted, “These authorities fi ght against behaviors or acts that contravene public decency, the teachings of our religion and our conservative social customs through the proactive and preventive campaigns they carry out regularly in a bid to maintain social and national security.”
He emphasized the need to eliminate marginal workers who contribute to the spread of negative phenomena like thefts and other crimes. He claimed the human rights groups have been criticizing Kuwait due to the unscrupulous acts of these marginal workers; thereby, adding to the burdens of the State.
Meanwhile, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent a cable of condolences to Shura Council President in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr Abdullah Al-Sheikh for the death of 25 people and injuries of dozens due to the fi re incident in Jizan General Hospital. Al-Ghanim implored Almighty Allah to grant peaceful rest to the victims, as well as patience, fortitude and comfort for their families and people of Saudi Arabia.
By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff