Kuwaiti MP States Expats Should “Pay For The Air They Breathe”

This was the second death threat received over anti-expats remarks
Kuwaiti MP Safa al-Hashem received a death threat via email after she called for the government to tax expats on everything
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Kuwaiti MP Safa al-Hashem received a death threat via email after she called for the government to tax expats on everything right from remittances to breathing the air in Kuwait.

The official, who is currently on special leave, said she has assigned her lawyer to follow up with the competent authorities. This is the second death threat she received over anti-expats remarks.

Earlier this week the MP demanded the implementation of her proposal to impose fees on expatriates for using roads “because it is time to apply it” while reiterating the need to collect fees on remittances.

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“We have to take a fee even on the air that the expatriate breathes,” she added.

For his part, Kuwaiti MP Abdulwahab Al-Babtain believed that “the number of expatriates should be reduced to half of the population of Kuwait.”

Expatriates represent about 70 percent of the total population of Kuwait as of the end of June 2018, i.e. a population of 4.7 million individuals, according to statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI).

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Air given by Allah , not from your pocket Dear.

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Don’t forget that without expats you can’t keep your country tidy , even your house. if you have housemaid in your house , we can Imagine of them .

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Would the Kuwaiti govt pay expats for the bad breath that they breath? For the bad roads that damage vehicles and humans? Will the expats manpower reduction work at all, with laid back attitude of the Kuwaitis, try it in all sectors not the minions only… The Kuwaiti business lobby will not be happy about it, coznthey know expats can work on low salary with sincerity and honesty and attendance and satisfaction… If locals had that in them then by now, there would be only 20% expats in Kuwait. It’s a trial and error factor.

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She is absolutely right as all expats transfer their funds without any taxes as well leave their shits in country social problems economic mass and most of them dirty and never appreciate.