Sheikh Mohammed invites Emirati ridiculed on radio show to Cabinet meeting

Sheikh Mohammed invites Emirati ridiculed on radio show to Cabinet meeting

Dubai - Sheikh Mohammed directed the authorities to provide Al Mazrouei and his family with all their needs within 24 hours.



By Team KT

Published: Sat 7 Apr 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 8 Apr 2018, 1:55 AM

An Emirati, who was ridiculed during a live radio programme last week following his request for a decent home, has been invited to attend a UAE Cabinet meeting by the country's Vice-President.
The Dubai Media Office tweeted on Saturday that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, invited Ali Al Mazrouei to attend the meeting today. The meeting will review the Minister of Community Development's action plan to support low-income citizens.

The invite follows an unprecedented sequence of events that saw Al Mazrouei's grievances attended to within 24 hours and led to the suspension of the radio jockey who insulted him.
The 57-year-old has to live off a monthly amount given by the social affairs department as he is unable to work due to health problems. He told Khaleej Times last week that he called the Ajman radio programme because he wanted to push the department concerned to follow up on his application for a house.
"When I called, I never expected such kind of shocking and disappointing reaction from the presenter. But I knew that my voice had reached the right people and the UAE leadership would not hesitate to support me and provide me justice," the father of nine said.
The conversation - in which the radio show host Yaqoub Al Awadhi could be heard disputing Al Mazrouei's claims - went viral on social media. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, ordered Al Awadhi's suspension and Sheikh Mohammed directed the authorities concerned to provide Al Mazrouei and his family with all their needs within 24 hours.
reporters@khaleejtimes.com


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