Min­is­ter rocks air­port se­cu­rity fol­low­ing flight in­fil­tra­tion

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and In­te­rior Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­hammed Al-Khaled Al-Sabah has pe­nal­ized a num­ber of high rank­ing of­fi­cials at Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port over a huge se­cu­rity breach which saw an Aisan na­tional in­fil­trate into the flight of the min­istry’s Un­der­sec­re­tary Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Suleiman AlFa­had. The list in­cludes the air­port’s se­cu­rity di­rec­tor and his as­sis­tant, the man­ager of se­cu­rity sur­veil­lance, the pre­ven­tive se­cu­rity of­fi­cer, the chief of pro­to­col and his as­sis­tant, heads of re­lated de­part­ments and mem­bers of the force as­signed to se­cure the cer­e­mo­nial ter­mi­nal.

“The min­is­ter was very de­ci­sive in han­dling the se­cu­rity breach,” said high-rank­ing sources, not­ing that the min­is­ter vowed that this breach would not go un­ac­counted for. Fur­ther­more, the sources un­der­lined that the in­ves­ti­ga­tion com­mit­tee formed by min­is­ter Al-Khaled rec­om­mended pun­ish­ing all those re­spon­si­ble for the se­cu­rity breach, for it in­di­cates se­vere and clear fail­ure in do­ing their jobs. “Air­port se­cu­rity di­rec­tor and his as­sis­tant re­ceived a no­tice of warn­ing, while the chief of pro­to­col, his as­sis­tant and the head of the pro­to­col depart­ment were trans­ferred to other po­si­tions and were al­most frozen”, ex­plained the sources, not­ing that other of­fi­cers and se­cu­rity agents in­volved were all pun­ished by salary de­duc­tion, de­ten­tion or trans­fer. — Al-Rai

In­te­rior Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­hammed Al-Khaled Al-Sabah

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