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Ministry of Interior takes steps to maintain security at mosques & malls during Ramadan


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Kuwait City, May 16: Ministry of Interior has taken the necessary step to secure the mosques, commercial complexes and markets to ensure traffic safety and public security throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. Acting Director of Public Relations and Media Security Department Brigadier Tawheed Al-Kanderi affirmed total cooperation and coordination among concerned ministry departments to promote security and public safety, indicating the ministry will intensify security presence across the country with patrol teams along the roads in each governorate, and checking.

He appealed to Kuwaitis and expatriates to abide by traffic rules and regulations by observing the average speed limit, especially before Iftar, to prevent traffic congestion. He also urged motorists to respect other road users to avoid accidents, while parking in proper places allotted within the premises of mosques, commercial complexes, and the markets.

He noted heavy duty vehicles will be allowed on roads from 8:30 am to 10:30 am all through Sunday to Thursday. Brigadier Al-Kanderi appealed to Kuwaitis and expatriates to respect laws of the state and customs, as well as the Islamic law, affirming law No. 44/1968 stipulates a maximum fine of KD 100 and one month imprisonment or any of the two punishments against any person who’s seen eating in public before the break of fast.

He also urged the public to desist from negative phenomenon such as begging during Ramadan, indicating campaign will be organized to arrest and deport anyone who’s caught begging. He congratulated HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah and all Kuwaiti citizens as well as expatriates on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan.


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