Cabinet decides to incorporate philanthropy into school curricula

Panel to investigate Anti-Corruption Authority

KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah chairs the Cabinet’s meeting yesterday. —KUNA

KUWAIT: At the behest of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Cabinet has decreed to introduce philanthropy and volunteerism to school curricula, given the merit of such virtues.
In a statement issued after its weekly meeting yesterday, the Cabinet noted that philanthropy and volunteerism will be offered as an individual course that aims to instill in pupils these moral attributes. Moreover, the education system in the country will be propped up after this decision is implemented, the statement added.
In September 2014, the United Nations (UN) honored His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, christening him a ‘Humanitarian Leader’ and Kuwait a ‘Humanitarian Center’, in appreciation of the country’s steadfast humanitarian efforts.

Anti-Corruption Authority
Meanwhile, the Cabinet has agreed to form a committee to examine facts germane to a law dealing with the Anti-Corruption Authority, Minister of Justice and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr Falah Al-Azab said yesterday.
In a statement after the Cabinet’s meeting, the Minister of Justice said that the committee is due to submit a report to the Cabinet upon completion of its work. According to clause number 9 of law number 2/2016 pertaining to the Anti-Corruption Authority, “membership in the authority’s security council is valid for four years and can only be renewed once. “Moreover, any member of the security council “will face suspension in case of negligence.” If any position in the security council is vacant, “an interim replacement will be named immediately.”

Fight against terror
The ministers examined a host of political issues at the Arab and international levels during the meeting. On that regard, Kuwait affirmed solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia asserting that it will continue to stand alongside Riyadh, putting all resources at the disposal of the fight against “the forces of evil and deviation seeking to undermine security and stability in this brotherly country.”
In a statement read after the meeting, the Cabinet lauded the Kingdom’s firmness in facing and wiping off terrorism, noting that it has followed up on recent security incidents in the Kingdom and efforts of the authorities for safeguarding the country’s security and stability. Saudi Minister of Interior announced two days ago that two terrorists were killed and a Saudi policeman was wounded in a shootout in Al-Yasameen district in the north of the capital, Riyadh. Riyadh declared that one of the two terrorists was a member of the so-called Islamic State who masterminded fabricating explosives, rigging and training suicide attackers. – KUNA

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