The se­cu­rity ap­pa­ra­tus

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Dr Ner­min Al­houti

The ma­jor­ity of my lat­est col­umns con­cen­trated on the role of the In­te­rior Min­istry and the changes for re­form in the se­cu­rity ap­pa­ra­tus. And as my writ­ings were not lim­ited to praise, but also fo­cused on mistakes and im­per­fec­tions, to­day I will cover both good and bad. Be­fore we start, we must thank the In­te­rior Min­istry headed by Min­is­ter Sheikh Khalid Al-Jar­rah Al-Sabah for his men’s out­stand­ing and ef­fec­tive role dur­ing the Eid Al-Fitr hol­i­day. These men left their fam­i­lies dur­ing this blessed oc­ca­sion to per­form their duty for Kuwait and its peo­ple, and de­spite their ef­forts, I will pause at some notes and hope that my words will be read as a con­struc­tive crit­i­cism and not out of a per­sonal view.

To start with, we must con­grat­u­late Kuwait and its peo­ple and the In­te­rior Min­istry for the pro­mo­tion of Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Al-Yousuf Al-Sabah to the rank of Lieu­tenant Gen­eral, As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Bor­ders Se­cu­rity Affairs. He is a se­cu­rity bea­con, who worked for more than 40 years to reach this se­cu­rity rank. He did not seek it; rather it sought him be­cause he de­serves it for his ef­forts leav­ing a great im­pres­sion in all se­cu­rity ar­eas that he served in.

This se­cu­rity mon­u­ment is an ex­am­ple for all In­te­rior Min­istry men working ef­fort­lessly and per­form­ing their du­ties. His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Aljaber Al-Sabah said about Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Mo­ham­mad Al-Yousuf that “he re­mains in his uni­form from morn­ing to evening, per­form­ing his se­cu­rity duty at its best.” Mean­while, the in­te­rior min­is­ter said af­ter dec­o­rat­ing Al-Yousuf with his new rank, “I hope that Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Mo­ham­mad AlYousuf will be a guid­ing light for se­cu­rity men.”

Since it was an­nounced that Sun­day was the first day of Eid, we no­ticed an in­crease in se­cu­rity on the streets of Kuwait, not only In­te­rior Min­istry ve­hi­cles, but we also saw of­fi­cers and in­di­vid­u­als dis­trib­uted all over Kuwait on foot, highly vig­i­lant, who could pos­si­bly be run over as they weren’t wear­ing any­thing that in­di­cated their pres­ence be­tween ve­hi­cles. In other words, your ex­cel­lency the min­is­ter, we are sup­posed to care for our chil­dren and brothers while they are per­form­ing their du­ties and should not put them in harm’s way. So this is a sug­ges­tion; why not use a vest with dis­tin­guished col­ors and re­flec­tors so the mo­torists can see them and avoid run­ning into po­lice­men on duty? It is up to you to de­cide.

Many af­ter Eid prayers go to visit grave­yards, but this year was dif­fer­ent. I do not deny that there were too many vis­i­tors in the past, but we want to know who on Sun­day morn­ing de­cided to close all gates and keep one for en­try and another for exit only? Did this re­duce the crowd? It rather made it worse, and we ask you for an ex­pla­na­tion.

My mes­sage to the In­te­rior Min­is­ter Sheikh Khalid Al-Jar­rah Al-Sabah from the ‘daugh­ter of Kuwait,’ as I may be­long to the fam­ily of the In­te­rior Min­istry due to sto­ries I heard from my fa­ther’s un­cle the late Ah­mad Ab­del­latif Al-Houti or my late sis­ter Pros­e­cu­tor Gen­eral Nis­rin Yousuf Al-Houti, is for the se­cu­rity fa­cil­ity to al­ways be at its best. — Trans­lated by Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: Kuwait Na­tional Guard re­cently cel­e­brated the grad­u­a­tion of a num­ber of per­son­nel from mil­i­tary ed­u­ca­tion train­ing cour­ses that they have re­cently un­der­went. Un­der­sec­re­tary Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Hashem Al-Re­faie at­tended the cer­e­mony.

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