KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16: Criminal Security Men in coordination with Legal Affairs Department of the Health Ministry arrested an official working in a hospital at Sabah Health Zone on the accusation of forging sick leave in exchange for money, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Concerned authorities in the Ministry of Health are still investigating the doctors whose signatures were found on the forged sick leaves to determine if they’re accomplices.
Liquor factory busted: Security operatives attached to the Farwaniya Command arrested two Indians for running a local liquor factory in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area. They have since been referred to the concerned authority for legal action, reports Al-Nahar daily. The command received a tip-off concerning the activities of the duo at a building within the area, and a team of officers raided the location after confirming the report. They caught the suspects in the act and seized a quantity of materials for manufacturing the contraband.
Fines on vendors: Kuwait Municipality has denied recent rumor saying the sector imposes fines on vendors, reports Al-Rai daily. The statement was in response to a recent question from the Director of Public Authority for Food and Nutrition Essa Al-Kandari regarding KD 100 fine the Municipality is alleged to have imposed on vendors, alleging a letter the Director of Kuwait Municipality sent a letter to the official in charge of the sector stating the fine of KD 100 fine could be raised to KD 500 against people who display items in the streets for sale. Director of Kuwait Municipality pointed out that the decree issued in 1977 on street vending is no longer suitable for the situation at present. Meanwhile, a knowledgeable source said Kuwait Municipality does not have the right to confiscate goods unless they are spoilt. He added Kuwait Municipality obliges the vendor to sign an undertaking to destroy such commodities (vegetable or fruits).
By Mishal Al-Sanousi
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies