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For non-compliance and procrastination Three court rulings against a labour recruitment office in Al Dakhilyah

27/08/2019

The Court of First Instance in Bahla has issued three judicial rulings against a labor recruitment office for violating the Consumer Protection Act issued by Royal Decree No. (66/2014) which convicted the defendant, imprisoned and carried legal expenses.

 

The three provisions are summarized in the Consumer Protection Department in Dakhilyah Governorate receiving complaints from three consumers that they contract separately with the owner of a labor office to bring workers.  However, the owner of the office did not comply with the agreement signed with the consumers, and he delayed providing workers or returning the amount paid in advance. Therefore, the specialists in the department took the necessary measures against him and after the completion of the files of the complaints, they were referred to the Public Prosecution in Bahla, which initiated the investigation and referred it to the Court of First Instance in Bahla.

 

In the first and second cases, the court issued an in-court ruling condemning the accused for the misdemeanor of failing to commit to or reimbursing the service, considering the return (repeated violation) and sentenced him to one month in prison, carrying legal expenses and the fall of the civil claim for a waiver.  In the third case, the court ruled in absentia that the accused had been convicted of a misdemeanor of failing to perform or reimburse the value of the service, considering the return (repeated violation) and sentenced him to one month and ten days' imprisonment, carrying of legal expenses and the fall of the civil claim for a waiver.  

 

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection calls on all traders and suppliers to abide by the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act and its executive regulations and to be transparent, credible and away from false and misleading advertising and advertising when promoting goods and services.

 

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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