Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry (MoI) has made due arrangements to guarantee people's security during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, an official statement said on Thursday. The preparations have been taken in line with directives of Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, stressing the necessity of continuous vigilance to guarantee full security control, Director of the ministry's Security Media and Public Relations Department Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash added that in the statement.

The security arrangements for Ramadan are of a prime importance, owing to the heavy traffic on the streets, especially in shopping areas and places of worship, during the holy month, Hashash added. The MoI is keen on streamlining the traffic, deploying patrols in major areas nationwide, he added. The traffic lights will be recalibrated to fit with Ramadan's rush hours, mainly before iftar. Hashash noted that the MoI works hard to curb panhandlers in Kuwait, especially during Ramadan days.

The statement cautioned those who may be tempted to eat food in public during the hours of fasting in Ramadan that such an act would be in violation of the law, necessitating the offender to be jailed for a month or pay a fine of KD 100, or both penalties. - KUNA