Dubai Ruler swiftly responds to Emirati ridiculed on radio for wanting ‘decent home’

Sheikh Mohammed ordered authorities to meet the housing demands of Ali Al Mazrouei and his family within 24 hours. (Reuters)
Updated 07 April 2018
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Dubai Ruler swiftly responds to Emirati ridiculed on radio for wanting ‘decent home’

  • Al Mazrouie was ridiculed when he called a live radio program on Ajman FM, over the weekend, complaining about rising home prices and their impact on the living standards of UAE citizens.
  • The Sheikh invited Al Mazrouei to attend the Cabinet meeting on Sunday to review plans by the Ministry of Community Development on helping low-income people in the UAE.
Cairo: Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has swiftly stepped in to respond to an Emirati citizen who was ridiculed when asking for a ‘decent home’ during a radio call.
Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ordered authorities to meet the demands of Ali Al Mazrouei and his family within 24 hours.
The Sheikh also invited Al Mazrouei to attend the Cabinet meeting on Sunday to review plans by the Ministry of Community Development to help low-income people in the UAE, local news reports have said.
Al Mazrouie was ridiculed when he called a live radio program on Ajman FM, over the weekend, complaining about rising home prices and their impact on the living standards of UAE citizens.
But as he was voicing his complaints the radio anchor Yaqoob Al Awady interrupted him several times while refuting his concerns; saying he was speaking for himself.
The presenter also did not give Al Mazrouei sufficient time to clarify his point. Ajman FM decided to suspend the anchor over the incident.


Jared Kushner: US to present Middle East peace plan after Ramadan

Updated 10 min 40 sec ago
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Jared Kushner: US to present Middle East peace plan after Ramadan

  • Kushner was speaking at a forum of Time magazine
  • Kushner is a senior adviser to Donald Trump

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner said Tuesday that he would present his long-awaited Middle East peace plan after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan ends in early June.

Kushner, speaking at a forum of Time magazine, said he had hoped to offer the proposal late last year but that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then called elections and still needs time to form a coalition.

“Once that’s done we’ll probably be in the middle of Ramadan, so we’ll wait until after Ramadan and then we’ll put our plan out,” said Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump.

Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, would not discuss any details of the plan, including whether it would endorse a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians.

The peace proposal has been in the works for two years and the process has been greeted with skepticism both on Capitol Hill and in global capitals.

(With Agencies)