Fine upto KD 6,000 to be imposed for incorrect or fake news

Login   |  Register Now

Follow us with

Fine upto KD 6,000 to be imposed for incorrect or fake news

Posted on : Monday 14th of May 2018

KUWAIT CITY : Items on the agenda of the parliamentary session slated for Tuesday includes the 54th report of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee on the proposed amendment of law number 31/1970 amending certain provisions of Penal Code number 16/1960.

Article One of the bill stipulates adding a paragraph to Article Four and a new article (four-repeated) to law number 31/1970 as follows: Last paragraph of Article Four: Opinions and statements are not hostile.

Article Four (repeated): Fine of not less than KD 3,000 and not more than KD 6,000 shall be imposed on anyone who uses print, video or audio media, or any technical means, for publicity, publishing incorrect news about heads of friendly nations in order to harm or demean them, harm Kuwait’s political relations and threaten the supreme interests of the country.

If the same crime is repeated within five years, the punishment will be imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months and fine of not more than KD 10,000 or one of these penalties.

Courtesy : Arab Times

Disclaimer: The contents or any information provided here is strictly personal and way4indians.com does not hold any responsibility or liability on them. We shall endeavor to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

More Articles

India Successfully Test-Fires BrahM..

BHUBANESWAR:  India on Monday successfully conducted the first test of the Br...

MoCI should stay alert against greedy ..

KUWAIT CITY : Several lawmakers have put the Ministry of Commerce and Industry under microscopic surveillance since t...

Minister ‘cites’ reasons for incre..

KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamid Al-Azmi has identified nine main reasons for the ph...

'My Father Taught Me Hate Is A Pris..

NEW DELHI:  In a post marking his father Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary...

2 Coaches Of Andhra Pradesh Super F..

NEW DELHI:  Four coaches of the Andhra Pradesh AC Super Fast Express train tr...

Two Dead, Over 13, 000 Shifted To R..

AGARTALA:  Two people have died in the last 24 hours and over 13, 000 have be...

French consulting firm warns against M..

KUWAIT CITY : The French consulting firm, which is considering the merger of the Manpower and Government Restructurin...

3 Dead From Mysterious Nipah Virus ..

NEW DELHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  After three confirmed deaths from the mysterio...

BS Yeddyurappa Resigns As Karnataka..

BENGALURU, KARNATAKA:  The BJP's BS Yeddyurappa today quit as Chief Minis...

IMD predicts monsoon to hit Kerala ..

New Delhi: Monsoon rains are set to arrive in India, with Kerala receiving the fir...

Petrol price crosses Rs 80 mark in ..

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: In line with the price hike announced earlier, the c...

Karnataka pro-tem speaker imbroglio: 6..

The Congress-JD(S) combine had sought order/directive on six counts in the supreme court on Friday, with regard to th...

Advertisements

Copyright © 2012-2018, All rights Reserved   |  www.way4indians.com  |  This Logo is a trademark of Way4Indians. For Enquires, please contact : info@way4indians.com