Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 27 May 2019

Shame on the ‘fake’ police targeting workers

Our readers have their say on scam artists, National Day and China

Police officers took to the streets of Sharjah to alert blue collar workers in particular about the scam. Courtesy: Sharjah Police
Police officers took to the streets of Sharjah to alert blue collar workers in particular about the scam. Courtesy: Sharjah Police

I write in reference to your article Warning as ‘fake’ UAE police target blue collar workers (November 30). This is an awful state of affairs. These people are working so hard for their money, only for unscrupulous criminals to take advantage of them. I hope they catch and punish the scammers.

Melanie Ann Martin, Abu Dhabi

It really saddens me that they are targeting people who are just trying to make a living and make their lives, and those of their families, better. Shame on them.

Leeanne Wood, Scotland

A very happy National Day to the people of the UAE

On the occasion of the UAE’s 47th National Day, I would like to wish the people of the UAE a very happy and healthy celebration.

I fondly remember the National Days I attended while living in the UAE, and the wonderful, colourful events that came with it. The participation of the country’s leaders, as well as the programmes for students and young people were particularly memorable for me.

Kudos to UAE on this occasion on its extraordinary developments in infrastructure, technology, education, culture and finance.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

I thank the UAE for allowing me to live here all my life. I ­remember accompanying my father to his office in the World Trade Center when I was a kid.

Looking out from the 19th floor, all I could see was barren land. The WTC was the only major building on Sheikh Zayed Road. But look at it now, filled with state-of-the art buildings.

This National Day, I would like to thank every individual for their hard work in making this country boom. With new economic development ­projects, the country is empowering its people.

As a secular Indian, raised in Dubai, I consider this country to be my home.

A big thank you, once again, for the well-organised Metro and feeder bus system, excellent infrastructure, dizzying range of restaurants, spacious shopping malls, parks, open beaches, 24-hour clinics and hospitals, the list is never-ending.

Most importantly, I would like to convey my heartfelt wishes to our visionary leader, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, for his passion, spirit, innovation, positivity and the freedom he has given to each and every one of us.

Mathew Litty, Dubai

China is inconsistent in its dealings with Muslims

I refer to your online article China supports Saudi Arabia in economic and social change, Xi says (December 1). This is very interesting from the Chinese president, considering that Saudi Arabia is the beating heart of Islam and China has been enacting a policy to “re-educate” Muslims in compulsory training camps.

Name withheld by request

Updated: December 1, 2018 06:48 PM