Kuwait : Khalid Al-Shatti, candidate of the first constituency for the upcoming Kuwait National Assembly (parliament) polls, called on the next parliament to adopt a law that criminalizes discrimination among citizens.
In an inaugural speech of his campaign’s headquarters earlier tonight (Friday), Al-Shatti said that such a law would help combat attempts to divide the Kuwaiti society.
Al-Shatti, a lawyer, stressed that all Kuwaitis should have total respect of the constitution and principles of social justice, and should also adopt the principle of tolerance.
He also criticized what he called “toying with the media”, which recently — unwittingly or not — stoked the fires of controversy regarding the national unity, urging at the same time media to practice its role in awareness.
As for parliamentary questionings, Al-Shatti noted that some of these questionings were beneficial and yet others were done at the expense of Kuwait’s national interests.
He commended His Highness the Amir’s decision of dissolving the parliament, saying it was a step in the right direction, so as to boost a sound relationship between both branches of government; the legislative and executive, to return as usual in order to serve the country’s development projects.
On a different note, Al-Shatti underlined the necessity to issue anti-terrorism laws.
The first constituency is divided into 19 areas, with 65,741 voters, 35,671 of whom are females.