Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 21 May 2019

Racism needs to be discussed at an early age

Our readers weigh in on Liam Neeson, Dubai police, Modi and Imran Khan

Liam Neeson caused a racism storm recently with his comments in an interview. AP
Liam Neeson caused a racism storm recently with his comments in an interview. AP

I write in reference to Sholto Byrnes’ opinion piece If we are to beat racism, we must be able to discuss archaic and offensive views (February 12). Discussions of offensive views are one thing, but allowing people to voice those views in modern society can be disastrous.

Racism starts in childhood, and it needs to nipped in the bud at a young age by congregations, religious institutions, assemblies and social education in communities, homes and schools.

Name withheld by request

Pakistan should learn from the UAE’s brand of tolerance

I write in reference to your article Imran Khan: We shouldn’t be afraid of creating profit and wealth (February 10). Pakistan should learn from the UAE to be tolerant, to make sure citizens are well-educated and to accept other cultures, which in the UAE are portrayed with respect, while retaining what is good in their own. That would be a great start to propel Pakistan firmly into the future.

Allen Fernandes, Dubai

Imran Khan is the genuine, shining face of our nation. The world must now invest in Pakistan. We have a largely untapped market of tourism and a strong manufacturing industry. We are proud of you Mr Khan, the pride of Pakistan.

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Narendra Modi’s worthy tribute to the Adnoc chief

I write in reference to your article India’s Modi presents Adnoc chief executive with lifetime achievement award (February 11). This article by Mustafa Alrawi detailed Dr Sultan Al Jaber being presented an award by India’s prime minister. It was a great read.

Adnoc’s contribution to the petroleum and oil field is certainly commendable and I agree that its chief executive truly deserves to be praised for his achievements.

This award also underlines the extremely strong business relationship between the UAE and India.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Dubai police show off their impressive skills

I write in reference to Salam Al Amir’s article Elite police squads fired up for Dubai ­challenge (February 10). The extraordinary five-day UAE Swat Challenge, which took place in Dubai, shows just how well trained our police really are.

Howard Letch, Dubai

Updated: February 13, 2019 11:43 AM