Gov slams loose la­bor ‘epi­demic’ after twin killings

Kuwait Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Me­shal Al-Enezi

KUWAIT: Far­waniya gov­er­nor Sheikh Faisal Al-Hu­moud Al-Malek Al-Sabah re­newed his warn­ing against “mar­ginal la­bor­ers” in the coun­try, point­ing to two killings in two days and an in­crease in the crime rate. Yes­ter­day, a bloody fight in Jleeb Al-Shuy­oukh be­tween Bangladeshis re­sulted in the death of one of them. Po­lice ar­rested eight Bangladeshis who were in­volved in the fight, while the body of the de­ceased was re­cov­ered by the coroner. On Mon­day, an Arab in his 40s stabbed his wife to death in their Nu­gra flat, then left the house and threat­ened passersby. Po­lice found the sus­pect with a knife in his hand, and he was con­trolled and ar­rested. In­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der­way in both in­ci­dents.

Sheikh Faisal blamed such crimes on the pres­ence of mar­ginal work­ers, “who are a bur­den on the state from all as­pects”, and de­scribed them as an epi­demic that must be up­rooted. “Is it re­al­is­tic to have two crimes in a small so­ci­ety in one day?” he asked, adding that the pres­ence of this group has neg­a­tive po­lit­i­cal, se­cu­rity and so­cial reper­cus­sions. He called for se­ri­ous and quick moves to re­move this group that has “con­trib­uted to the worst alien crimes in our Kuwaiti so­ci­ety”.

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