Bengalis for manual labor, not security or police work, MoI clarifies

Ministry slams social media hype


KUWAIT, July 20 (KUNA) — Ministry of Interior in its recent statement has clarified that contrary to what has been circulating on the social media about the recruitment of Bangladeshi personnel into Kuwait police , Ministry has employed skilled blue collar Bengali workers to perform manual labor tasks and requirements of the Ministry excluding any security and police work.

These Bengali workers mostly include electricians, auto mechanics, engine repairmen, painters, carpenters and so on and it has nothing to do with the Ministry of Interior’s security and police operations, said the statement.

Statement further added that they have been employed in accordance to an agreement signed between the Kuwait Ministry of Defense and the Republic of Bangladesh, noting that about 293 of these workers and technicians have already joined their duties in the Ministry of Interior.

About 350 more are expected to be employed annually for the next three years as per the agreement between the Ministry and Bangladesh, and these workers are all skilled in their respective fields.

The ministry statement stressed that these workers are not officially involved in any way with ministry’s security or police duties. They are not allowed to use police cruisers, only ministry service vehicles and vans which are designated for such service tasks.

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