Readers discuss back to school, passenger safety on board planes, humanitarian aid, London terror attacks and more
Your presence at the start of term was appreciated
It was great to have The National with us on our first day of school last week (New curriculum for UAE pupils returning to school, September 10). Your team shared a special morning with us. Good luck to students across the UAE as you embark on your new term.
The British School – Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi
Passengers should always listen in on safety procedures
In reference to your article, Flight and fancy: Etihad chic at New York Fashion Week (September 8), I think it is very arrogant of aviation passengers not to watch safety demonstrations or read the information booklets before take-off. No matter how often you fly, every plane has different safety procedures.
Brigitte Tibet von Bulow, United States
Bounced cheques should lead to civil procedures
Being in debt is part of being in business. A bounced cheque should not land someone in jail (Emirates NBD chief sparks fresh debate over bounced cheques, September 14). It is about time that practice went away. That is also why the credit bureau exists. Banks should find different ways to loan money. Cryptocurrency, for example, immediately gets blocked if someone does not pay.
Khurram Qureshi, Dubai
This goes in hand-in-hand with certain practices that must be changed. For example, rents should be paid on a monthly basis. Paying a yearly rent in one cheque could leave people in financial uncertainty.
Farhana Hassan, Abu Dhabi
Terrorism has nothing to do with religion
The terror attack in south London is a painful reminder of the cruelty of terrorists (London underground attack: Witnesses describe 'fireball' at Parsons Green tube, September 15). Those who perpetrate such acts of violence have no respect for human lives.
Asyah Elisabeth Meel, Abu Dhabi
The persecution of the Rohingya is a human rights violation
In reference to your article Amnesty report reveals Myanmar's horrific persecution of Rohingya Muslims (September 14), it is a clearly a genocide when such obvious brutal acts of murder by Myanmar's Buddhist military government are committed, these are irrefutable human rights violations and those responsible must be brought to justice.
Tamimi Espinosa, Kuwait
On splitting the bill and stinginess in different cultures
Since when has splitting the bill been considered a stingy act? (September 16) is a funny article and is straight to the point.
Abdulla Ali Alsuwaidi, Abu Dhabi
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