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5,000 companies’ files permanently suspended
September 4, 2014, 8:32 am

The Manpower Public Authority has permanently suspended the files of 5,000 private companies for violating law number 6/2010 which regulates private companies’ work.

Unnamed sources quoted in local Arabic dailies said that by checking those companies’ files on the MSAL database, they were found idle without being updated and the locations of many of them were missing, which would make them hard to inspect.

The sources said that many of the concerned companies did not actually need all the workers they sponsored, so upon strict instructions from minister Hind Al-Subaih, any company suspected to be involved in human trafficking would be immediately referred for investigations.

On another issue, a slight change was made to the conditions of transferring article 20 visas into 18 to work for the private sector which was opened Aug 17 for three months. The condition of having to spend one year working for the last sponsor before transfer was changed to ‘spending a minimum of one year in Kuwait’.

Meanwhile, Subaih stressed that it was time Kuwait’s demography imbalances were solved through fighting visa traffickers who bring thousands of marginal and unnecessary workers to Kuwait, which results in creating security problems and overwhelms public services.

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