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Friday , October 23 2020

Shun selfishness, work hard for your homeland Kuwait, or lose all

State must reform institutions, maintain law and order

“SHEIKH Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad, in his last tweet, drew a road map to real reform and the eradication of corruption, and it accurately defined the places of the disease,” columnist Sattam Ahmad Al-Jarallah wrote for Al-Seyassah daily.

Sattam Al Jarallah

“In this context, we would like to point out the recent experiment adopted during the coronavirus pandemic a lot of issues which could not be ignored were detected, because these issues are likely to lead to total collapse, in light of the aggravation of these issues which have started threatening the national security on several levels and any failure to resolve these issues, or overlook some of them because of patronage, or other political considerations, or for specific interests, means abandoning the country to an unknown fate.

“As a matter of fact, many states have passed through some circumstances similar to that of the State of Kuwait where corruption is rampant, but these states have managed to reform the defect, restore the ability to develop.

“Therefore we say if the conviction that Kuwait is the final homeland for all of us, we must work hard to address all our problems consciously, and not fall into the trap of selfishness, otherwise we will lose everything, the first of which is stability and the future.

“However, the persistence of the State’s might must be based on sincere belonging as well as confidence in the State institutions, the rule of the law and its enforcement without favoritism, but unfortunately we did not see all this through the past three decades – post the invasion shock, because the Kuwaiti citizen had lost his/her conviction in himself/herself.

“Hence, he/she strived only to accumulate wealth even at the expense of the country’s national security. Take for example, the scandal of the forged academic certificates which the authorities detected during the recent period.

“This is in addition to the Bangladeshi (resident, who is also known as ‘Pablo’ and is a Member of Parliament in Bangladesh and allegedly owns a cleaning company in partnership with a Kuwaiti), the sovereign funds and money laundering operations.

“Is it reasonable that all this is taking place in a country like Kuwait, unless there is a defect related to the psychological state of the citizen, and is encouraged by an official who does not trust himself.

“Anyway, we will not say look around. Rather, we will say that the social contract upon which Kuwait was based on uniqueness has many positives that make us believe that we have a lot that we can build upon, and get rid of the shortcomings that were generated during a period that can be called greed fever and lack of self-confidence.

“Therefore, we suggest that reforms should begin with self, not only in laws and decisions, and accountability should be very harsh, because during surgical operation, the patient feels a lot of pain, but he accepts it because it relieves him of the disease he is suffering from.”

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