Sponsor saluted for taking care of his sick maid

Readers praise Shabeeb al Hajri for paying his maid Hajo Jaro Tola's medical bills. Ravindranath K / The National
Readers praise Shabeeb al Hajri for paying his maid Hajo Jaro Tola's medical bills. Ravindranath K / The National

I refer to Emirati sponsor’s act of kindness for maid with cancer ­(July 9).

God bless the Emirati sponsor, Shabeeb Al Hajri, for taking care of his maid, Hajo Jara Tolu.

Every maid should have proper health insurance in case something like this happens, as not everyone might have the means to cover such costs.

Claudia Curici, Dubai

It’s nice to read some positive news about sponsors and their maids for a change.

Well done, Mr Al Hajri.

Brett Pearson, Abu Dhabi

Most of us would do this for our household help.

Unfortunately, there are some bad employers who overshadow the good ones.

Nasrah H Mukhtar, Dubai

May infinite blessings be showered on Shabeeb Al Hajri. No words can replace this human act.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

Charging phones not an imposition

I don’t understand why people are complaining in online forums about their mobile devices having to be fully charged before they are checked at the airport (Passengers face extra security checks on US flights, July 8).

How hard is to it charge your phone before you fly? Why would you carry a “dead” phone to the airport anyway? It seems to me that you would want to be able to contact people if there is a delay.

K Keith, Dubai

Homeland Security makes it harder every year to fly to the US, regardless of your location, ­nationality or gender.

Rick Hood, Abu Dhabi

I think the answer it to refrain from visiting the United States. There are many other interesting places on Earth to visit.

Mujahid Beeharry, Mauritiusi

Beaten Brazilians need to regroup

The shocking 7-1 defeat of Brazil by Germany in yesterday morning’s World Cup semi-final was mortifying.

Brazil put in a miserable performance, breaking the hearts of 200 million local fans and many more admirers worldwide – including me.

The Brazilian game was a nightmare and I was relieved when it ended.

Nevertheless, it is important for the Brazilians to put this humiliation behind them, analyse the reasons for the debacle and take corrective action.

Rajendra K Aneja, Dubai

Eating well is key to beating obesity

Your editorial, Obesity or prayer? Knee problems prompt a joint approach (July 8), was interesting.

Obesity is a global problem due to bad eating habits and lack of exercise.

People must avoid junk food and do simple exercise like walking if they want to avoid health problems such as hyper­tension.

K Ragavan, US

A matter of too many SIM cards

I am writing about Register SIM card by July 16 or risk being cut off, say UAE phone operators (July 8).

Maybe if they prevented retailers from providing free SIM cards as if they were gift vouchers, we wouldn’t have this problem.

Osama Rashid, Dubai

Road-rage driver deserves fine

In reference to Briton convicted of endangering other motorist in Dubai road rage incident (July 7), I commend the woman for taking the time to go to the police to report the other driver.

There is an unfortunate misconception that western drivers are much better and safer than others, but the truth is that it doesn’t matter where you are from.

This man has poor driving manners and he deserves to receive an even heftier fine than Dh2,000.

Zahra Abdalla, Dubai

Dubai shows its generous side

I was pleased to read UAE Water Aid campaign raises Dh103 million (July 7).

Yet, some people still complain and say that Dubai is wasting so much money on other projects. I guess some of them just need to complain.

Faisal Abdalla, Dubai

Delights from a Russian kitchen

Thank you for Abu Dhabi’s tastiest secret: The Russian Kitchen House (July 7).

The food is delicious and it is not so expensive. The cabbage dumplings with plum juice are my favourite.

Sajan George, Abu Dhabi

Published: July 9, 2014 04:00 AM


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