Kuwait prosecution warns against false news on HH Amir’s health

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: The Public Prosecution warned Saturday that it would take firm legal measures against any individual, group, platform, or media outlet reporting or publishing “false” news about the health of His Highness the Amir or the arrangements of the Ruling House. In a statement, the Prosecution said that it carefully followed; and with grave concern, what has been covered by media and some individuals on all types of networks and outlets, detecting “false” reports about His Highness’s health and the aforementioned arrangements. Should they be taken, the measures will be in line with Article 167 of the Constitution, it noted.

Meanwhile, Assistant Undersecretary for Press, Publishing, and Publications Affairs at the Ministry of Information LafiAl-Subaie has stressed the need for various media platforms to ensure the accuracy of news and information before publication.

In a press statement, Al-Subaie revealed that media outlets are prohibited from publishing, broadcasting, rebroadcasting, sending, or transmitting any content contravening media laws in Kuwait. He warned that anyone who broadcasts rumors will be dealt with by the law. He added the ministry is keen on fulfilling its duty to follow up and monitor incorrect news. He said media outlets have been referred to the Public Prosecution for spreading rumors and the necessary measures have been taken against them. He then urged everyone to be careful and obtain information from official sources only to avoid facing problems.

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