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Today’s Kuwaiti Hero: Sheikh Nassar Al Mohammed

Today’s Kuwait Times has the following story:

No One is Above the Law

No one is above the law, even if he happens to be the son of the prime minister. This is exactly what the Prime Minister, Sheikh Nassar Al-Mohammed said to the Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs, MAJ GEN Thabet Al-Muhanna and the accompanying traffic delegation when he received them in his office.

The reception was held to express gratitude to the Highways Officer, Lt Khalid Al-Hajery and his assistant, SGT Mohammed Al-Rasheedi who issued a traffic citation to the prime minister’s son when he was returning from a reception.

The patrol stopped his son and issued him a citation for tinting the vehicle’s windows, before letting him off.

When Sheikh Nasser came to know about it, he also sent the car to the traffic department to impound it, as the citation required the car to be impounded as per the law. (emphasis mine)

Comment: You always get the feeling there is more to the story than appears in the paper, but if this one is complete, it is pretty cool. This is leadership by example. Wooo Hooooooo.

December 18, 2006 Posted by | ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, News | 10 Comments

Dining Out: Souk Mubarakia

This is for Skunk – he recommended the outside restaurant at Souk Mubarakia, which also happens to be one of our favorite places to go.


Does anyone know of a restaurant around here with an old Kuwait theme – like where they have private small rooms where you sit on the floor, like a small majlis?

December 18, 2006 Posted by | Adventure, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Photos | 10 Comments