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Furor over attack on Municipality inspectors by some expats
August 4, 2018, 3:18 pm

The news of an attack on Kuwait Municipality inspectors by some expatriate brandishing sharp objects and cleavers was met with anger from a number of MPs. This prompted them to reiterate the call to address the lopsided population structure issue through the deportation of marginal expatriate workers.

The MPs urged the government to assess the areas from where these workers will be vacated and establish security posts starting now until completion of the radical solution.

MP Safaa Al-Hashem said she had earlier warned against the lopsided population structure which resulted in the spread of marginal workers and gangs particularly in Farwaniya Governorate. “It is now time to get rid of these workers, deport them and apply the law. Visa traders should also be held accountable,” she stressed.

She suggested “removal of Hassawi, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Kheitan and then transform them into residential areas for citizens with complexes and recreational facilities, not a haven for expatriates who exploited everything and destroyed infrastructure.”

MP Osama Al-Shaheen added, “We call on the government not to leave some areas to become centers of crimes and violations.” He stressed that the attack on municipality inspectors should be a justification for continuous inspection campaigns backed by security forces. He said the marginal workers, unlicensed markets and rotten food are manifestations of the lopsided demographic structure.

MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei pointed out there is no plan to deal with the lopsided population structure and its effects on certain residential areas that have become offensive to Kuwait, especially from the security point of view. He believes the issue would not have gone this far if not for the absence of governmental and security roles in these areas.

MP Majid Al-Mutairi intends to submit a proposal to establish security posts in Hassawi in order to prevent crimes. He called on the government to assess the area and annex it to the land of the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW). Al-Mutairi added he had earlier submitted a proposal to establish a security post in Mahboula and his proposal was approved, which led to a decrease in the number of crimes committed by marginal workers.



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