KUWAIT: A female citizen in her fifties was arrested yesterday after she held up an elevator inside a famous tower in Sharq and refused to get off in protest after her job application was rejected because of incomplete documents and her age, said security sources. The sources added that the woman told the police that her application to work for a private company was rejected, which made her highly upset.

Land plots

The Municipal Council is scheduled to hold an extraordinary meeting today to discuss a number of topics including allocating new land plots for Kuwaitis who had sold their government houses, discuss a request by the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to build a temporary reservation in Wafra, a request to build an extra building within Adan Hospital's premises and the Interior Ministry's request to allocate a land plot to build a civil defense center in Hadiya.


The public sector employees union yesterday expressed solidarity with the chairman of the employees' syndicate at the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) Abdul Rahman Al-Ghanem, who had been referred to investigation by a senior official with whom he had a legal dispute in court. The union's chairman Amer Al-Besais urged Housing Minister Yasser Abul to intervene and contain the problem before it gets worse. "It is unfair to refer an employee to investigation for expressing his opinion and making a statement to the press," he underlined.

Court order

The court of appeal yesterday sentenced a Kuwaiti professor at theatrical arts teaching staff institute to 20 months jail for slandering His Highness the Amir and religious blasphemy.

Hajj union

Acting Director of the Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Motoutah issued ministerial decision number 159/2017 pertaining with the proclamation of the Kuwait Union of Hajj Convoy Owners.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi