Amir: DNA tests only for felons

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DNA test­ing will only be ap­plied on con­victed felons and no one else, HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah told Al-Jarida news­pa­per yes­ter­day. Sheikh Sabah said that dis­cus­sions on the is­sue of DNA test­ing, also known as DNA fin­ger­print­ing, were over, stress­ing that no tests will be ap­plied on or­di­nary cit­i­zens. Re­cently, HH the Amir directed HH the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah to re­vise and re­con­sider the DNA test­ing law, call­ing on him and the govern­ment to ap­ply con­sti­tu­tional stan­dards on the pro­posed de­cree.

The Amir also ad­dressed the sit­u­a­tion in the re­gion, say­ing that “hope­fully mat­ters of dis­pute will be re­solved swiftly in or­der for de­vel­op­ment to thrive”. He stressed that Kuwait should al­ways play a part in “re­solv­ing prob­lems fac­ing the re­gion”. Re­gard­ing the donors’ con­fer­ence to sup­port ed­u­ca­tion in So­ma­lia, the Amir af­firmed that Kuwait is in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing the cause, which will hope­fully bring en­light­en­ment and peace to the fel­low Arab na­tion.

On a dif­fer­ent sub­ject, Sheikh Sabah dis­cussed the re­cent open­ing of the Sheikh Jaber Al-Sabah Cul­tural Cen­ter, say­ing that the fa­cil­ity was a gift to the Kuwaiti peo­ple aimed at en­ter­tain­ing and ed­u­cat­ing the masses on the val­ues of cul­ture and arts. — KUNA

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