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.


Algeria protesters keep up pressure on regime

Updated 15 min 46 sec ago
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Algeria protesters keep up pressure on regime

  • Police forces have been deployed throughout the city
  • People were shouting slogans including "Down with the System!" or "You ate the country, you bunch of thieves"

ALGIERS: Protesters are gathering at the main post office in Algiers, on the ninth straight Friday of demonstrations against the country's leadership.
About 3,000 people had gathered at the Grande Poste, which has been a landmark during the weeks of protests, by 10 a.m. local time.
They were shouting slogans including "Down with the System!" or "You ate the country, you bunch of thieves."
Police forces have been deployed throughout the city.
Earlier this week, interim President Abdelkader Bensalah appointed a new head of the Constitutional Council after the former chief quit under pressure from protesters.
A presidential election has been set for July 4 to choose the successor to president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who stepped down under pressure from the military's chief of staff.