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.


US preparing to send additional troops to Middle East

Updated 2 min 36 sec ago
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US preparing to send additional troops to Middle East

The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The officials did not say how many troops would be deployed or detail the timing of the deployment, which has not been previously reported. 

 

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