Sharjah plans labour camps in city suburbs, says Sultan

SHARJAH - The government of Sharjah is planning to set up labour residential complexes in city suburbs as part of plan to prevent crime and provide better access to police to these areas.

By A Correspondent

Published: Thu 20 Feb 2003, 2:35 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:25 PM

Inaugurating the new state-of-the-art Operations Room of Sharjah Police, His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, said a method was being devised to shift the labourers' areas to outside the city.

He said that the UAE was an open society, accommodating people of different races, nationalities and beliefs. However, crimes from outside have surfaced to the extent that people were coming to the country to settle their scores.

Dr Shaikh Sultan said that allowing a large number of foreign workers without checking their record in their home countries had become a major problem. "It is a problem we have brought onto ourselves."

He praised the performance of Sharjah Police for their efforts, particularly their efficient handling of security matters.
Security of the emirate, he said, was the responsibility of both police and society.

Criminals sentenced to jail terms should remain in prison till the end of their term. "Sharjah does not release any prisoner till he completes his sentence, unless he demonstrates good behaviour in prison and only if a quarter of his term remains to be served," said Dr Shaikh Sultan.

Dr Shaikh Sultan said some people brought to this country their bad habits with them. Some foreigners have habits and manners which are alien to the UAE society.

"We all have to share the responsibility. People have to take responsibility of their families, of their city, of their neighbourhood," he said.

Dr Shaikh Sultan said the authorities had to reach out to citizens who left their families without proper attention.
"We have to talk to people and remind them of their responsibilities." Dr Shaikh Sultan said schools were not 'socially developed', as they only provide learning. He highlighted the role of teachers in inculcating good habits in students.
Dr Shaikh Sultan said Sharjah was developing at a fast pace. For example, the sewerage network at Al Nahda Area costs the government Dh30 million.
The opening ceremony was attended also by Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; Minister of interior Lieutenant-General Mohammed Saeed Al Badi; and Major-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Interior.

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