Sunday, May 31, 2009

Weekend long over…

Ahh weekend and all is long over and its back to work again… I will surely be waiting impatiently for it to be Thursday again so that I can have a day off. Summer has started in full blast and the temperatures are soaring and will continue to do so for the next 2 or 3 months. Ohh I don’t think u will want to know the temp as they will really really be soaring above 50 degrees… I guess most India schools will close this month for the long summer holidays and will reopen in September, and I guess that will be the case with the other schools (Arab, British, American etc..) too except for a slight difference in dates.

Life will start to slow down as summer vacations are here and most people will travel, and it will be a relief to have less traffic on the roads. The slow months of summer will also be followed by Ramadan during which time life will definitely be all the more slower and guess what, I guess I do enjoy that slowness a lot. The only problem is that if you want to travel now, then there will be no tickets available and the ones available will be at sky-high rates too.

I would have loved to travel to Kerala and see the rains as I just love that heavy rainy climate and all… But don’t know if there will be any plans for the same even though my hubby keeps telling me to go down if I get enough days of leave from work.
Well even in the smouldering heat, Kuwait’s 27th cabinet was formed after the recent elections and stuff. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlـAhmad AlـSabah issued a decree on Friday on the formation of the 27th Kuwaiti Cabinet, the sixth to be led by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser AlـMohammed AlـSabah.

I do hope that they will cast aside the negative outcomes of the previous cabinet and go forward with a positive approach to everything. There have been mixed reactions from lawmakers concerning the new Cabinet line-up. While some have unanimously commended the new government and called for more cooperation, others have expressed their reservations about it. The MPs called upon the new government to pursue a new approach and submit a comprehensive development plans or brace for more interpellations to come.

It’s also good to see a lot of new faces in the Cabinet and hope that the new Ministers will do a lot for their country. But unlike the last time, this 27th cabinet has only one female minister and she is Dr. Moudi AlـHomoud, the Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education. Well that is definitely a sad fact, but I guess 4 females MPs getting elected into the Parliament was good enough as it’s a great change for Kuwait.

Well even though Kuwait saw a great difference in elections and its result this time, especially since many were shocked to see that 4 women won the elections and so on, I do feel that these women do have a tough time ahead. Well the people did choose them, but looks like the Islamists will give them a hard time over everything. There was news on Friday that - A number of Islamist MPs have threatened to walk out of the swearingـin ceremony of the two female MPs if they do not wear the hijab while taking the oath of office. Sources said that the MPs recently met to discuss the legal procedures to be initiated against Aseel AlـAwadi and Rola Dashti for violating the Election Law which states that female candidates must stick to Islamic dress code during the elections.

Well in my opinion its stupid to cling on to such silly things as they did their campaigns and such things not dressed in the Muslim dress code, and people voted for them not based on the dress code, but their skills and stuff. So why create problems just for the sake of creating some kind of trouble. And there were so many issues like its sin to have women in parliament, it’s a sin to vote for them, it’s a sin if women vote and so on…which is outrageous.

Well anyway all we can do is hope for the best and wait and see how things go…

11 comments:

Keshi said...

I think alot of ppl in this world hv some major personal issues that they should sort out within themselves before trying to adjust someone else's hijab! This is the problem with ppl...major attention-seekers u see. Cos they hv nothing good in themselves to concentrate on.

:)

Keshi.

Enigma said...

@Keshi
thats true..and the disgusting fact is that Kuwait had its 1st parliamentary session after the elections yesterday and many stupid MPs walked out coz the 2 women were not covering their heads.. Ruin a government even bfore they start work na

Renu said...

sometimes I think that when theydont want women anywhere they why not leave them for ever, then they have multiple wives.

Keshi said...

Im not surprised to hear that cos I believe most ME countries still live in the 15th century!

Keshi.

Enigma said...

@Renu
thats so true....its just that they want women around as sex objects, for fun, for taking around to show of etc...but women is a no no wen it comes to decisons, goverment and important things...

Enigma said...

@Keshi
humm well there is a lot of forwardness and stuff, but there r these ceratin sect of people who see to it that things r ruined and i dont know what their concept of women is...

sindhu said...

For Kuwait, this itself is a big step, there is nothing as elections in Qatar so I think one step is better than doing nothing. It will take time for them to make major changes and it is better they clear each isue at hand and proceed to more...

Enigma said...

@sindhu
ya sure its a big step as its the first time that 4 women win elections at such a huge victory rate and make to to the parliament...Humm but qatar has something to do with women na, I remeber doing some article for the newspaper quite a while bac abt qatar being the first country to hav women on shariya council or something like that...dont remeber welll...
but like u said one step at a time it is...hope that things will change for the BETTER

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Ria said...

i just hope better sense prevails on ppl who r busy hankering over silly issues!! nice post there.

Enigma said...

@Ria
ya true..thank u :)