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MPs express fears on fake nationalities

It is very regrettable, says Salah Khorshid

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20: A number of MPs have reacted to what was published by Al-Rai recently about the senior officer in the Ministry of Defense who is said to have acquired the nationality through fraudulent methods, saying such incidents pose danger to the national identity and national security, reports Al-Rai daily.

MP Salah Khorshid said: “It is very regrettable that what was mentioned in details in the Al-Rai newspaper about an army leader who obtained Kuwaiti citizenship by fraud and the presence of two of his sons in the Ministry of Defense. He said, “Such forgers taking positions in sensitive places in the country at the civil and security levels is a threat to national security.” He pointed out that “the government must move seriously on the issue of falsification of nationality without compromise or procrastination, especially as it is too dangerous to be tolerated.” Khorshid stressed that “the Ministry of Interior must act to implement the legal procedures on this issue.”

MP Safa’a Al-Hashem was surprised by the infiltration in the nationality file, “to the extent that the person reached a high rank in the military establishment.” She explained “the senior rank holder in the Ministry of Defense is holding a forged nationality. The Interior Ministry called him more than once but he did not respond. We do not know where his power is derived from.”

Al-Hashem told the daily: “I am the first to open the file of forgery during the interrogation of former Interior Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al- Hamoud,” a demand not to close this file and open it wide, “especially in security institutions such as the ministries of Interior and Defense, because of those who have reached sensitive positions. This file is very important, and we must put an end to such counterfeiters.”

MP Ahmad Al-Fadhel told the daily, “The true report published by the daily (Al-Rai) on the file of fraud has gone out of control and is a threat to security and social peace.”Overall, the subject is too big, dangerous, and too high and must be treated as a priority in the state.” MP Khalid Al-Shatti stressed on the “lack of government seriousness in addressing this file despite the existence of a huge number of counterfeiters.” Al-Shatti told the daily, “The government’s hand is hesitant in the face of the invasion of the counterfeiting of Kuwaiti nationality, despite its knowledge of its existence.”

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