Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 November 2019

Boy lost in Dubai mall deserves all the support he can receive

Our readers have their say about Deira mall's lost boy, Abdul Qadir, John Bolton, and the Karbala stampede

The identity of a five-year-old boy found near Al Reef Mall in Deira, near Salahuddin metro station, is still not known. Courtesy: Dubai Police
The identity of a five-year-old boy found near Al Reef Mall in Deira, near Salahuddin metro station, is still not known. Courtesy: Dubai Police

I write to you in reference to your article ‘I feel so heartbroken’: community left reeling by plight of Dubai’s lost boy (September 10).

Poor child. I hope he feels safe and loved where he is now.

Malinda Smalberger, UAE

I think this child must have been abandoned, or maybe his parents are in great danger.

Zakaria Fadlallah, Dubai

Abdul Qadir was a true cricket master, may he rest in peace

I write to you in reference to lan Oxborrow’s article Imran Khan leads tributes to ‘genius’ Abdul Qadir after former Pakistan leg-spinner dies aged 63 (September 7).

This piece about the late cricket leg spinner Abdul Qadir was an enjoyable read.

In his 13 years as a cricketer Abdul Qadir, the leg spinner, created an awesome record of 236 test wickets. He was one of the best leg spinners in those days. His death is a great loss to the cricket world and tributes for him are pouring in not only from Pakistan, with prime minister Imran Khan paying tribute to the late star, but also from other cricket players.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

John Bolton’s dismissal was a good move on behalf of Donald Trump

I write to you in reference to Joyce Karam’s piece John Bolton leaves White House as ‘services no longer needed’ (September 10).

I applaud US President Donald Trump for firing John Bolton, he should never have hired him in the first place.

Steve Kranz, Al Ain

Finally, a decision by Mr Trump that I can agree with.

Colin Michell, Fujairah

Fatal Karbala stampede during Ashura should have been avoided

I write to you in reference to your article 31 pilgrims killed in stampede during Ashura commemoration in Iraq (September 10).

May their souls rest in peace. this is very sad news. Every life is equal in value and importance. This accident could and should have been avoided.

Mumtaz Ahmad, Bangladesh

Updated: September 11, 2019 07:12 PM

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