Fire­men break free chil­dren left alone in fam­ily’s home

Kuwaiti mil­i­tary of­fi­cial ex­tols co­op­er­a­tion with US army

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

KUWAIT: The National Guard’s Pro­tec­tion and Re­in­force­ment Com­man­der Ma­jor Gen­eral Faleh Shuja’ Faleh has com­mended co­op­er­a­tion and ex­change of ex­per­tise with the US army. At the con­clu­sion of the Kuwait-US joint mil­i­tary ex­er­cise at Kazma Camp over a week, Faleh stressed yes­ter­day the im­por­tance of the joint ex­er­cise in rais­ing morale of army per­son­nel and their com­bat readi­ness.

The ex­er­cise pro­vided per­son­nel with re­quired ex­per­tise and pro­ce­dures taken to se­cure vi­tal posts, com­bat ri­ot­ing and pur­sue the out­laws, he said in a speech at the end of the event. He un­der­lined the need to up­grade train­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the in­sti­tu­tions of friendly coun­tries to cope with the lat­est de­vel­op­ments so as to meet the di­rec­tions of the supreme com­mand of National Guard. He ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to per­son­nel who took part in the ex­er­cise, urg­ing them to raise their skills. — KUNA KUWAIT: Fire­fight­ers yes­ter­day man­aged to res­cue a child and a baby who had been locked off and left alone at their fam­ily res­i­dence in Salwa, said se­cu­rity sources. They noted that neigh­bors had heard the kids’ cries and screams, but re­ceived no re­sponse when they knocked the door. Ac­cord­ingly, fire­men were called and they got a pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor’s war­rant to break the door open. They en­tered the house and found the two kids locked alone.

Schools jam-packed

Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Dr Bader Al-Essa said that pub­lic schools’ ca­pac­ity does not cur­rently al­low ac­cept­ing any ad­di­tional stu­dents, es­pe­cially af­ter ac­cept­ing the sons of bedoon mil­i­tary per­son­nel. Essa also ex­plained that, even if the gov­ern­ment paid all the cost, af­ter­noon schools needed spe­cial hu­man re­sources and mem­bers of teach­ing and ad­min­is­tra­tive staffs.

Hospi­tals ex­pan­sion

The Far­waniya com­mit­tee at the Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil re­cently ap­proved a re­quest made by Health Min­is­ter Dr Ali Al-Obaidi to in­crease Far­waniya hos­pi­tal’s floors to eight, and the in­fec­tious dis­eases hos­pi­tal’s to six. More­over, com­mit­tee chair­man Nayef Al-Sour said that the com­mit­tee also ap­proved a re­quest made by the com­mu­ni­ca­tions min­istry to build a mo­bile sig­nal boost­ing sta­tion.

Com­mit­tees meet

Rap­por­teur of the par­lia­men­tary ed­u­ca­tional af­fairs com­mit­tee MP Hu­moud Al-Ham­dan said that on its first meet­ing, the com­mit­tee had set its pri­or­i­ties for the next three months in­clud­ing dis­cussing the eme­dia, the au­thors and patent right bills that had been re­ferred by the gov­ern­ment for dis­cus­sion. Mean­while, MP Khalil Ab­dul­lah re­vealed that the par­lia­men­tary hu­man re­sources com­mit­tee agreed to re­view a pro­posed bill on the ap­point­ment of se­nior of­fi­cials in­clud­ing the se­lec­tion con­di­tions, priv­i­leges, as­sess­ment, se­lect­ing their ad­vi­sors and se­lect­ing boards of di­rec­tors. Speak­ing to his con­stituents on re­sum­ing his weekly Di­waniya meet­ings, Ab­dul­lah said that the com­mit­tee also agreed on the wages strate­gic al­ter­na­tive. And with the at­ten­dance of the Min­is­ter of So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor and Min­is­ter of State for De­vel­op­ment and Planning Af­fairs Hind Al-Subaih, the par­lia­men­tary pri­or­i­ties com­mit­tee yes­ter­day dis­cussed the top­ics to be dis­cussed on the com­ing par­lia­men­tary ses­sion, said the com­mit­tee Rap­por­teur MP Ah­mad Lari. He pointed out that the topic would also in­clude amend­ing the laws of the pub­lic au­thor­ity for the dis­abled and ju­ve­niles. He added that the gov­ern­ment filed 43 pri­or­i­ties, of which 13 were al­ready on the agenda. Sep­a­rately, chair­man of the par­lia­men­tary sports af­fairs com­mit­tee MP Ab­dul­lah Al-Maay­ouf said that the com­mit­tee yes­ter­day dis­cussed its work­ing mech­a­nism and its agenda in ad­di­tion to the mea­sures to be fol­lowed in view of the cur­rent sports ac­tiv­i­ties’ sus­pen­sion.

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