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Old Oct 11th 2017, 5:20 am   #61
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Old Oct 11th 2017, 6:02 am   #62
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Weirder and weirder.

I say this because I'd have thought a fairly senior person working for a western company wouldn't go to this length - embarrassing his own firm and also being intelligent enough not to make a big deal about it because of all the possible ramifications.

If I were the employer, I'd be watching him very carefully.
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jeeze....the Jordanian is a complete nob.
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Weirder and weirder.

I say this because I'd have thought a fairly senior person working for a western company wouldn't go to this length - embarrassing his own firm and also being intelligent enough not to make a big deal about it because of all the possible ramifications.

If I were the employer, I'd be watching him very carefully.
With him being a Jordanian & one in such a senior role - it actually doesn't surprise me that he tried to assert his 'status'.
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Well the Jordanian has dropped his case, apparently his company have been getting a lot of crap...but the Brit will still be getting tried for it....methinks it will be dropped! But he still has been sentenced to 1 month for drinking and making a rude gesture!!

Man drops case against Briton over Dubai bar incident | Daily Mail Online


And the other one is winging his way home after his accuser failed to turn up at court!! Mind you he does look as if he deserves to be locked up with that haircut!

Brit held in a Dubai for making a rude gesture is released | Daily Mail Online
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In the second piece Ms Stirling says, "The UAE government needs to urgently revise its judicial system to end the wrongful detainment of foreign nationals.". If, according to UAE law, any of these people are not wrongfully detained is she suggesting that the law should be changed to accommodate their ignorance/arrogance/rudeness/stupidity?
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In the second piece Ms Stirling says, "The UAE government needs to urgently revise its judicial system to end the wrongful detainment of foreign nationals.". If, according to UAE law, any of these people are not wrongfully detained is she suggesting that the law should be changed to accommodate their ignorance/arrogance/rudeness/stupidity?
I think what she's probably suggesting is that Dubai is a tinpot dictatorshop with a medieval justice system, and that banging people up because someone in a bar pointed them and claims they said a rude word or whatever makes the place look idiotic because it is idiotic.
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I think what she's probably suggesting is that Dubai is a tinpot dictatorshop with a medieval justice system, and that banging people up because someone in a bar pointed them and claims they said a rude word or whatever makes the place look idiotic because it is idiotic.
Well said; I think hnd is one of those longer term expats who spent too much time in the Gulf
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