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Court upholds order to shelve slander case against diplomat

KUWAIT: The comprehensive court yesterday upheld the public prosecution’s decision to shelve a state security case that had been filed against a Kuwaiti diplomat accusing him of slandering His Highness the Amir.

Meanwhile, the civil court yesterday rejected a case filed by lawyer Mohammed Al-Wehaib against his colleague Zaid Al-Khabbaz, demanding compensation of KD 5,001, especially since the latter was acquitted in a slander case filed by the former. However, Wehaib stressed that he would contest the ruling and take the case to the court of appeal.

A court also annulled a decision to rusticate a senior female student at the faculty of education at Kuwait University over accusations of shouting at the faculty’s assistant dean for students’ affairs. In the meantime, a young man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually harassing a girl inside an elevator.

Payroll alternative
Speaking on the sidelines of the Arab Conference for Mining, Oil and Petrochemicals Employees, Deputy Chairman of Kuwait Labor Union Faisal Al-Kandari stressed that oil employees in Kuwait have many concerns, such as applying the strategic payroll alternative program on them. “This program will cost the oil sector its ability to attract nationals,” he warned, urging the Acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh to re-stabilize the oil sector because it was already suffering from losing technically skilled staff members. He also stressed that the Kuwait Labor Union would not stop protecting the rights of laborers working in various fields and sectors.

Cleaning campaign
Cleaning and road blockage teams in the Capital municipality removed a number of abandoned vehicles from Shuwaikh and Rai during a campaign carried out recently.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

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