KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: For the greed of money some Kuwaitis are said to have sold their conscience and added foreigners to their files and made them part of their family, reports Al-Rai daily.
In a new incident, which can be called a scandal, the Public Prosecution said according to a case filed by the Research and Follow-up Department of the Nationality and Passports Sector of the Ministry of Interior, a Kuwaiti born in 1937 of criminal records in forgery is said to have forged official documents in agreement with a bedoun who managed to obtain Syrian nationality and is also said to have obtained the Kuwaiti citizenship in 1984 and is now 61 years old for 20,000 Kuwaiti dinars.
According to security sources Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah and Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry Lieutenant General Essam Al-Nham has issued instructions to arrest the suspects.
The sources said further investigation revealed that the man’s ‘Syrian son’ who became a Kuwaiti by forgery works in the Ministry of Defense. He has a Syrian brother working at the Ministry of Health.
In coordination with the Ministry of Defense and the Military Security Directorate, the suspect was caught by the Ministry of Defense intelligence and handed over to the Directorate of Nationality Investigation Department and when his Syrian brother was summoned for interrogation he admitted to knowing that his father in agreement with the Kuwaiti had obtained the Kuwaiti citizenship for his sibling.
It is also discovered that the suspect – bedoun, Syrian, Kuwaiti – whatever you may call him received labor support stipend from the government before he was employed by the army. The suspects (father and two brothers) have been arrested and charged with buying citizenship for money while the Kuwaiti suspect is on the run.