Debates to take place in first constituency?
A number of activists plan to hold debates between first constituency candidates similar to the idea of presidential debates in the United States. Topics to be discussed during the debates include citizenships’ withdrawal, economic reform, the DNA law and the dissolved parliament’s performance, sources said. — Al-Rai
The Interior Ministry informed officers to abstain from political, religious or tribal speech while in duty, and anyone who violates those orders will be subjected to legal action, according to a circular given recently to assistant undersecretaries. —Al-Rai
The Ministry of Education rejected a request made by a religious center to offer ‘preaching and educational programs’ at some schools in the capital educational district. While the centers explained that the programs target “protecting young people from extremist thought” and teach them moderate Islamic values, the ministry responded by saying that nongovernmental organizations are not authorized to enter and give any kinds of activities inside schools, sources said. — Al-Rai
The Fatwa and Legislation Department is still committed to its position against applying the law that prevents people who were found guilty in court of offending God, the Prophets of His Highness the Amir from running for parliament retroactively, President Salah Al-Mus’ed said, indicating that the constitution rejects retroactive application for new laws. — Al-Jarida
Director General of the Public Authority of Manpower Abdullah Al-Mutawtah gave orders to exempt three cases for workers whose transactions are suspended according to article 71; a clause that is activated against companies that violate labor recruitment regulations. These cases include Palestinians carrying travel documents (who do not own passports), children and husbands of Kuwaiti women as well as any person who sponsors a family with children in Kuwait. — Al-Shahed
The Ministry of Health hired 120 children of Kuwaiti women as nurses in order to fill vacancies at public hospitals, polyclinics an specialized medical centers. — Al-Anbaa