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Kuwait deports ‘hundreds’ for traffic offenses


Via: Raw Story

Kuwait has deported hundreds of expats for traffic offences in the past month, a report said on Sunday, drawing condemnation from a human rights group.

The Al-Anbaa newspaper cited a senior interior ministry official as saying that as many as 1,258 foreigners have been deported for traffic violations since a crackdown began about a month ago.

Foreign residents caught driving without a licence, using their cars to carry paying passengers, jumping a red light for a second time, or breaking the speed limit by more than 40 kilometres per hour (25 miles per hour), can be deported without a court order.

The Kuwait Society for Human Rights called on the government to halt the deportations describing them as “oppressive”.

“The oppressive measure against expatriates… violates the basic principles of human rights,” it said.

The group warned that the measure could tarnish the Gulf state’s image abroad at a time when its human rights record is under scrutiny.

Kuwait is home to 2.6 million expatriates who form 68 percent of the country’s 3.8 million population.

Kuwaiti nationals who commit similar offences have their vehicles seized and can be sent to court. (yeah right, 🙂

Last month, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Thekra al-Rasheedi said the emirate plans to deport around 100,000 expatriates every year for the next decade to reduce the number of foreigners living in the Gulf state by one million.

She did not say what measures she would adopt to carry out the plan.

Foreigners need to hold a university degree, earn 400 dinars ($1,400) a month and have lived in Kuwait for at least two years to be eligible to apply for a driver’s licence, under a decision issued nearly a decade ago.




The reason expatritates make up 68% of the workforce is because the Kuwaitis CAN not, and WILL not, do the work!

I mean the dumb-shits would rather go to Pattaya and be ripped off by the lady-boys.




May 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Tokyo – the most expensive city for expats

Via: Huffington Post

Thinking about wrapping up the U.S. portion of your life and bouncing to Japan? First consider asking for a raise.

That’s because a huge number of cities in Japan rank among the most expensive in the world, making them a tough landing pad for any newly-declared expatriates, according to an annual survey by human resource consulting firm Mercer. The survey, which examined 214 cities across the globe, based their cost-of-living calculation on the cost of transportation, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment expenses.


The main reason Japanese cities are so DARNED expensive?

Currency valuations, basically.

Just to take an example, because of the strength of the Yuan compared to the U.S. dollar, a pair of Tokyo blue jeans costs nearly three times what it would in New York, according to the report.





The Yuan is the currency of China

The Yen is the currency of Japan


Except for that darn little mistake; TERRIFIC article!


June 14, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment