According to a paid commercial article in Forbes Middle East, AUM is taking education in Kuwait to “another level“. Yes, it is – to another level of illiteracy, judging by the skills of the copywriter… The article is a very weak attempt at advertising the university that pales in comparison to the blogs that everyone contributes to. AUM, it might be a good idea to improve your website instead of tracking bloggers.
For its comeback, AUM News Weekly has interviewed an inmate of the institution who claims that The Man Himself is a regular client of Forbes Middle East. It seems that Fahad paid for a couple of articles, as well as a gold medal, which no one at the university has seen, but select few, and which was delivered to him to decorate his office. Pictures of this medal can be found on the AUM Media Matrix but have never been shared publicly with staff. Why not? Should this not be something to be proud of? Not when you buy it with money, rather than genuine contribution!
We contacted Forbes Middle East to inquire about their articles on AUM. It turns out that all of these articles were commercial material. Press releases were sent by AUM. AUM was not contacted by journalists. Actually, AUM paid for these publications. Do not trust AUM when they boast about how papers and magazines write about them. All of this is press releases sent by AUM. The papers publish them either because
1. they had no other material and this was a welcome addition that was already written by someone at AUM or
2. they got paid to publish it.
Seems like Fahad’s greatest preoccupation has always been to shine like the great man he thinks he is. The same professor we spoke to at AUM reported to us that Fahad told the managerial team that he would like to personally deal with anyone publishing online. In case you are among the fearful who think he is too powerful and can do anything to you, this is an illusion. This guy is a master illusionist. If there is an investigation of AUM, the place will fall fast. The recent campaign of AUM wishing happy birthday to the Amir is an example of how scared the institution is and how much it hopes to project a clean face. They hope that with flattery, they will continue to abuse workers’ rights. In fact, nobody knows where Fahad’s money comes from. There is a lack of transparence in his own finances and much as there is a lack of clarity about AUM budget allocation.