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Corrupt Officials Beware

I don’t usually type out the whole article from the Kuwait Times, but because this one is so small, and buried way down on the page, I am making an exception and typing in the whole thing:

Responding to recent stories published by Al-Rai concerning alleged violations and corruption cases committed by ministers and MPs, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Nassar Al-Mohammed noted that HH the Amir had instructed them to enforce the law to everybody. “And you can start with enforcing it on me,” the prime minister added.

Sheikh Nassar pointed out that the law would be enforced on everybody, be them (sic) (they) senior or minor officials. He added that he had instructed all concerned law-enforcement authorities to treat everyone equally with no exceptions at all.

Comment: WOOOO HOOOOOOOOO, HH Prime Minister Sheikh Nassar Al-Mohammed and BIG WOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO to HH the Emir! If I knew how to make red letters, this would be a big RED letter day! WOOOOO HOOOOO law enforcement!

February 18, 2008 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Character, Community, Counter-terrorism, Crime, Cross Cultural, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Leadership, Political Issues, Social Issues

6 Comments »

  1. “And you can start with enforcing it on me[.]”

    While I know nothing about the Prime Minister other than what I’ve read in this article, I will say that the kind of sentiment expressed in this small statement reflects a level of justice that the world has not seen in its rulers in a very long time.

    Comment by Cozy Sister | February 18, 2008 | Reply

  2. It’s lovely to see that others get elevated by such news.

    If there is one thing that I learned through those years, is that those comments and regulations shall never be applied and it is all to add an extra layer to the texture of the government sophisticated look.

    I wish it is true.

    Comment by Touché | February 19, 2008 | Reply

  3. This is quite old.. bla bla total BS just to look good

    Comment by Enigma | February 19, 2008 | Reply

  4. Cozy Sister – I agree. It takes a very brave and honest official to make a statement like that in this day and age, where any evidence to contrary is so easy to find, and the press keeps officials honest. I have to admit, it is so rare and refreshing, it made my heart go pitty-pat!

    Enigma – So young, so beautiful and so cynical! 😉 You know your own society; I may be naive. I still think it takes a very brave man to make a statement like that.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 19, 2008 | Reply

  5. BS or not, he stepped up and said it. ppl who have faith will be happy (like u intl), while ppl without faith will pass it off.
    thx for sharing, you seem to be more interested in these things than actual kuwaitis!

    Comment by Mrm | February 19, 2008 | Reply

  6. You’re not the first Kuwaiti to accuse me of that, Mrm. I DO care.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 19, 2008 | Reply


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