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A bedoon hurt in botched robbery of MP’s home

MP Abdullah Maayouf
MP Abdullah Maayouf

KUWAIT: A bedoon (stateless) man was seriously injured while attempting to rob MP Abdullah Maayouf’s house in Kaifan, said security sources. The lawmaker’s son called police to report finding an unidentified person, who had apparently fallen from the third floor of their house. The man had sustained a broken leg and several facial injuries. Police identified the suspect as a 26-year-old bedoon man with a criminal record. The suspect was taken to hospital under police custody.

Hajj visas
MP Hamdan Al-Azmi urged First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah to intervene to lift a ban on granting hajj and umrah visas to bedoons. Azmi added that officials at the Saudi embassy in Kuwait suspended issuing visas to bedoons, promising that the ban would only be temporary, although it has been in effect since January.

Ministries’ performance
The parliament’s priorities committee postponed assessing state departments’ performance in terms of executing the development plan until it received a report from the Supreme Council of Planning and Development. The committee rapporteur MP Ahmed Lari said that the committee met Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al-Subaih and the Supreme Planning Council’s Secretary General Dr Khald Mahdi to discuss the development plan and assess ministries’ performance. Lari stressed that the main problem in the public sector was the lack of teamwork spirit. He added that many government bodies had not been committed to following up development plan projects’ execution. “The best proof of this is the presence of 12 bills pending since 2009,” he underlined.

By A Saleh

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