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Top official in corruption – Hotels forced to rent cars against visit visa issued

KUWAIT CITY, April 3: While the ‘hospitality’ issue of the Ministry of Interior is still pending before the judiciary, sources familiar with the Al-Rai said there is smell of new corruption involving of a senior official in the ministry, reports Al-Rai daily.

The sources said the higher authorities in the Ministry of Interior have received complaints from some hotels against a senior security official and his relative about forcing hotels to rent cars from the company owned by them and using the issue of visit visas issued to hotels as a tactic to put pressure.

The source said that the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah has ordered to open an investigation on the validity of these charges as soon as information reached him. Minister Al-Jarrah is said to have given strict instructions not to tolerate any excesses and to combat financial and administrative corruption in all its forms and punish those who abuse their authorities.

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