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Proposal submitted to limit number of expats in the country; 15% quota for Indians

IIK Staff Reporter
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Proposal submitted to limit number of expats in the country; 15% quota for Indians

Parliamentarian Dr. Badr Al-Mulla presented a proposal to the parliament regarding the demographics, pointing out that the demographics imbalances are among the problems that Kuwait has suffered in recent years, local Arabic news paper Al-Rai daily reported.

The parliamentarian said that it was found that that expats residing in overcrowded areas without health requirements, which clearly contributed to the spread of the epidemic, which enforced total lock-down in some areas.

The proposal suggested that a law to be established that sets the maximum percentage of foreign nationalities in relation to the total number of citizens, and prohibits the recruitment of any person from this nationalities to work in the event that the number of its community exceeds the number of citizens, daily added.

As per the proposal, quota will be assigned for each nationality proportionate to the total number of Kuwaiti citizen. Indians will be allotted 15% of the total Kuwaiti population while the number of Philippines, Egyptians and Sri Lankan's will be limited to 10% of the Kuwaiti population. Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Vietnam citizen will be limited to 5% of the Kuwaiti population.

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Dilip Voora
Thursday, May 28, 2020
There is a news in parallel to this and it states that,“it is very difficult to backfill the positions of Indian expatriates in public and private sectors”. I don’t this will proceed forward and if by any chance this gets passed(applies to current) with the same numbers country should be ready to face the odds.

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Crisis is the testing time . Pandemic is ongoing long battle it seems . The best of efforts, talent are revealed in crisis . Expatriates pack up , strive hard and move . Be ready for any thing .

Arun Emmanuel
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Building regulations waived by the Kuwaiti owners of flat, improper maintenance of flats, alllotted car parking only on the building permit only, renting out to individuals or without any rules on occupants nos etc all lead to the crowded apartments, in adequate waste pins not in propotion with the occupants, improper cleaning, broken roads, etc that landlords should be taken action and not the expats who are only takers on what is provided. Hope the parliment in spite of knowing these takes appropriate action on this ground realities rather blaming the expat neighbourhood as crowded and uncleanly.

Sai kumar
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Good decision, Afterall it''s their country, they can implement any rules they can... For all, we all should always have one Passive income source to overcome such situations.
Don''t depend only on one source of income.
Improve some New Skills for your Survival, Be flexible.....
Best of Luck to all, who is reading this message. 👍🤔👍

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Very nice

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Very good, but 15%wull be filled by, kerla, andhra, tamil people, rest north indian will work in India,,,

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
All the best to Kuwait in Kuwaitization. After all it is your country and you have all the freedom to do what is better for Kuwait.

MohanReddy Nagaram
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
There is three times expatriates to the kuwait population now redusing it 30% means that''s 30 laks to three laks only so there''s no labour no office berrors in govt and private sector . Then 27 laks population is reducing is it possible to all activities my opinion is equal to the kuwait population must need of expatriates then total population in kuwait only up to 20 laks is sufficient.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Very good decision Sir! Lets go back to India and make our nation better again. Why eat other country food when we have a lot back home. Jai Hind Jai Tamil Nadu

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
It is wise decision. To be implemented as soon as possible. Many positions can be replaced by Kuwaiti nationals

Nazim Mehboob
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Well, in all fairness, the population of Indian is more than twice the population of all the rest of the nations combined.
So, as long as you have your ''risq'' bread and butter in Kuwait, you''ll live here and then move on to where the next meal has been ascribed to.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Good decision so the flats will be empty and the demand will be less and price fall down
Kuwait think expat are insect to kill and not aware that most of their fortunes from us

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Assuming you mean the total percentage of expats will be 55% of kuwaiti population, this is equal to 770 thousand expats.
Domestic house servants alone count 650 thousand only.
So you mean that the 1.7 million expats in the private sector (apart from domestic house servants) and the 90 thousand expats in the Public sector will be replaced by only 120 thousand of the remaining expats and 80 thousand un-employed Kuwaitis?
Believe this proposal doesn’t make sense.
Criteria should be based on realistic needs of country and non-availability of local qualifications not on quotas.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

jinu simon john
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
....and wasta will be 100%
Carry on.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Our Home land and Modi is calling to work in smart cities.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Only 15 % for Indian ?

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