Sponsors face law for leaving expatriates on streets to beg

KUWAIT CITY, March 20: Director-General of the General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at the Interior Ministry Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash said stringent punitive measures shall be taken against people – individuals, companies or institutions who sponsor people and leave them on the streets of Kuwait for begging for alms.

Al-Hashash was responding to what was published last Thursday about that residents of Al-Qurain were disturbed to see some children begging for alms pretending to be Syrian refugees. He said the Ministry of Interior will spare no efforts to address not only security issues but also social which fall within the ministry’s priorities, particularly since the phenomenon of begging harms the civilized face of the country.

He added those caught begging will be immediately deported in accordance with Article (16) of the Foreigners Act. He pointed out that Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah has stressed on the need to address the phenomenon of begging.

Courtesy Al-Rai daily

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