Working in a foreign country such as Kuwait requires foreign nationals to be aware and abide by the laws that govern their society. However, there may be laws that specifically benefit nationals than foreign residents.
However, in cases where violation of another person’s rights or well-being are involved, the justice system will still have the last say as to how criminals and law offenders will be dealt with, regardless of their nationality. And on the part of the foreign nationals, they can seek help or assistance from their consulate to deal with problems involving the law.
Kuwaiti Who Shot Filipina Worker with Airgun Arrested
In line with this, a young Kuwait has been charged and arrested by the police for shooting a Filipina worker at a café in Hawally, using an air pressure gun, as shared in a report by Annahar Daily.
While the motive for the shooting was not yet revealed, as well as the condition of the Filipina worker involved, the suspect has been arrested and referred to the area police station.
Kuwait has strict gun laws, however, and the use and commercial distribution of similar items such as air soft guns are not prohibited by the law, and is accessible to anyone in the State. In some parts of the world, the use of air soft guns is considered dangerous, and is not allowed, especially for young people.
And while certain laws are not set in place to address an event’s potential threat and danger to security, the use of any tool or item to cause physical injury to anyone in the State is a legal ground to be arrested under Kuwaiti laws.
Meanwhile, Kuwait officials are also looking into a separate shooting incident which involved an unidentified man shooting and injuring a 9-year-old boy.
While it goes to say that the general rule is to do no harm to anyone you come across with, wherever you may be in the world, it’s also important to remember to treat everyone with respect, dignity, and kindness.
Accidents and incidences such as these may not be within our control, but what we do have control over is our attitude and character when dealing with other people, especially other nationalities from a foreign country.
That being said, we hope that our kababayan was not seriously injured and that due process may be done against her violator, as a general reminder to all residents in the State of what they are and are not allowed to do under the law.