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Tag Archives: wasta


‘End teach-hires from sub-par states’ – Government reviews Leadership Conditions bill KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: MP Faisal Al-Kandari submitted a proposal to stop the recruitment of teachers from countries whose education index ranking is lower than Kuwait. He explained, “We should not recruit teachers from other countries if there are Kuwaitis …

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80% of Kuwaitis believe use of ‘wasta’ necessary to secure jobs

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released a report on promoting growth and inclusiveness in the Middle East and North Africa, showing that about 80 percent of Kuwaitis believe the use of ‘wasta’ (influence) is necessary to secure jobs — the third highest after Lebanon and …

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Travel ban and wasta

KUWAIT CITY, July 13: The Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Interior Ministry has vehemently denied the contents of a video clip, which went viral on various social networking sites recently, about a Syrian who allegedly managed to lift his travel ban through ‘wasta’ (influence), reports Al-Seyassah daily. …

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Kuwait 75 of 176 in transparency

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 75th out of 176 countries in the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index released Wednesday by Transparency International. The global graft watchdog ranks countries every year, assigning points ranging from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) on perceived public sector corruption. In 2016, Kuwait …

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Widespread ‘wasta’ used for overseas healthcare – Need to curb favoritism: Audit Bureau

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22: Recent statistics of State Audit Bureau (SAB) indicate that 6456 citizens received overseas treatment from Jan 2014 and Jan 2015 via ‘wasta’ and interference of some MPs and other personalities. It called for relevant steps to avoid the repetition of such incidents, while limiting the phenomenon …

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Center conducts organ transplant operations on expatriates for free – ‘Patient needs to present donor’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 26: Dr Mustafa Al-Mousawi recently disclosed that Hamed Al-Essa Medical Center conducts organ transplant operations on expatriates for free as long as the patient presents a donor from among his relatives or even a stranger, reports Al-Qabas daily. Concerning the guiding principle of the patient waiting list, …

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‘Wasta’ transaction within few minutes – Visitors at the Traffic Department complain of long waiting periods

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Many citizens and expatriates visiting different sectors of the Traffic Department have voiced dissatisfaction on the unjustified jamming and long waiting period endured by visitors. They added many individuals make use of influence (wasta) in carrying out transactions free of the usual complex routine. In this …

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Residence visas for 226 expat scholarship students not renewed – ‘Officials’ lackluster attitude cost KD 40,000 in fines’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Maladministration and lackluster attitude of officials of Kuwait National Committee of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Ministry of Education have reportedly cost the ministry fines worth more than KD 40,000 payable to Ministry of Interior. According to an informed source, the officials …

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‘Employees paid without working’

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: There are indications that several Kuwait Municipality employees have been receiving salaries and allowances wrongly, as they do not work for the money they earn and only depend on wasta and nepotism, reports Al-Shahed daily. A source disclosed that concerned employees do not engage in any …

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Bid to end ‘wasta’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14 : Minister of Communications and State Minister for Municipality Affairs Essa Al-Kandari said he is keen on implementing the law fairly, reports Al-Anba daily. On his new project in Kuwait Municipality, Al-Kandari disclosed they are currently working on the automation system for the issuance of licenses …

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