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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Amir sends Eid congratulations

Kuwait Medical Relief Society's Mission in Gaza

Kuwait halts airing of controversial TV series


Amir sends Eid congratulations

The Amiri Diwan in Kuwait has conveyed the warmest congratulations to the Amir and Prime Minister Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah on Eid Al-Fitr.

The Diwan also congratulated the Kuwaiti people and residents, wishing the occasion would revisit the Arab and Muslim states as they enjoy greater security and peace.

Sheikh Mishal received former ministers and appoints governors of Farwaniya, Capital, Mubarak Al-Kabeer, Ahmadi, and Jahra governorates.

Caretaker Prime Minister HH Sheikh Dr Mohammad has turned down an offer to form the new Cabinet, indicating that a new prime minister must be appointed.

The Amir has started customary consultations to name a prime minister to form a new Cabinet, which must be ready before the Assembly holds its inaugural session on April 17. Former Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem has not taken a decision on whether to run for the speaker's post and will make a decision in due time.

Kuwait Medical Relief Society's Mission in Gaza

The Kuwait Medical Relief Society concluded its mission in Gaza, assisting medical staff in the European Hospital and the Kuwait Specialized Hospital.

The team performed surgical and emergency operations for wounded Palestinians due to the war.

The mission included the distribution of food, shelter, and social projects, and supporting various relief sectors.

The team called on volunteer medical and relief teams worldwide to support the medical sector, which is struggling with raw materials and a shortage of basic medical supplies.

The society signed an agreement with the Rahma Around the World Association in Gaza to employ a medical staff of 313 individuals.

 The US Central Command and the Royal Jordanian Air Force conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Northern Gaza on April 7.

The Department of Defense humanitarian airdrops contribute to ongoing US and partner-nation government efforts to alleviate human suffering.

Kuwait halts airing of controversial TV series

Ministry of information takes firm stand against works undermining societal values

The ministry has imposed a ban on all performers involved in the series from acting.

Image Credit: Screen shot from the series

Dubai: The Kuwaiti Ministry of Information has halted the airing of the TV series “One Wife is Not Enough” during Ramadan, citing its offensive portrayal that clashes with Kuwaiti societal values.

The ministry also referred the creators of the series to the Public Prosecution, charging them with offending the morals and values of Kuwaiti society.

Additionally, the ministry has imposed a ban on all actors involved in the series from participating in any future artistic endeavours within Kuwait, be it on stage or screen.

Lafi Al Subaie, Assistant Undersecretary of the Press, Publishing and Publications Sector at the Ministry of Information, emphasised the ministry’s commitment to upholding laws and regulations uniformly for all individuals, without discrimination.

The move aims to safeguard Kuwait’s societal fabric and uphold its cultural heritage, while also ensuring that public taste is respected and maintained.

Al Subaie emphasized the Ministry's unwavering stance against the display of artwork that undermines the values of Kuwaiti society. He urged artists to be mindful and refrain from creating content that could potentially offend societal norms. 

The Ministry of Information’s actions come in response to mounting criticism of the series.

Last modified on Thursday, 11 April 2024 11:19