Kuwait's former MP Hamad Abdullah Al-Joaan died Sunday at the age of 69 after a long struggle against his illness.â€¨Al-Joaan, born in 1947, was the founder of the Public Institution for Social Security (PISS), in which he assumed the post of Director General since its official establishment in 1976 and until early 1980s.â€¨
He also worked as an assistant undersecretary of the legal affairs department at the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in 1973, and also an assistant undersecretary of career planning department at CSC in 1976.â€¨A law school graduate from Cairo University, class of 1970, Al-Joaan is widely considered as one of the most prominent political and parliamentary figures in the State of Kuwait.
â€¨He participated in the 1985 National Assembly elections representing the second constituency, in which he won the second place with 545 votes. He also took part in the 1992 elections for the same constituency, winning the first place with 681 votes.â€¨
One of the most memorable highlights in Al-Joaan's life and career was the attempt to assassinate him in 1991, following the Liberation of Kuwait, where an unknown gunman shot him at home using a pistol silencer, causing him severe wounds that eventually led the former MP to be handicapped for the rest of his life.