Kuwait suspends work, entry visas for Filipinos – Kuwait Times






By B Izzak

KUWAIT: Kuwait suspended all types of work and entry visas for Filipinos on Tuesday after the Asian country allegedly violated a bilateral labor agreement with the state, interior ministry sources told Kuwait Times. They said the suspension came at the orders of Interior Minister Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah “because Philippines has not complied with the provisions of the labor agreement between the two countries”. The decision was made after “Philippines has breached the conditions and provisions of the labor agreement”, the sources said, adding the decision aims to impose the sovereignty of the state. The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait said late Tuesday it has not been notified yet of any such decision by the Kuwaiti authorities.Philippines in February halted the deployment of first-time workers, especially domestic helpers, to Kuwait following the gruesome murder of a 35-year old Filipina maid by a Kuwaiti teenager. The body of Jullebee Ranara was found in the desert and the 17-year old son of her employer was detained by police.Philippine labor officials said in February they planned to engage in negotiations with Kuwait to review the…

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