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16 September, 2006

Joyous tidings

Some fantastic news - with the Federal National Council moving towards democracy, Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim has announced he would like to enter as a speaker:

"I am not looking to be just a member of the FNC … My ambition is to be the speaker of the FNC. I am planning to establish a new system in the FNC. I am convinced that the FNC at the moment is in need of people who have a new way of thinking. I believe I am the only suitable person who can bring changes and development to the FNC."

Lt Gen Tamim is the heroic gentleman who has led the courageous mission against the indecent music videos that pollute the airwaves of the sandlands. Joining the FNC would certainly be a superb boost to his cause, and help safeguard juvenile welfare across the UAE.

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12 Comments:

Blogger DG said...

I really admire this person. If he is against the indecent music videos, I think he has a valid reason for that. After all, he is the Police Chief & he knows more than anyone else, the crime statistics and also knows the reasons behind those crimes.

I will give you one small example of his humble personality. On more than one occasion he has given his personal mobile number on the live call programmes on radio, so that people can call him directly with their problems.

There must be something special in him that has made him one of the longest serving police chiefs in the region.

16 September, 2006 07:57  
Blogger grapeshisha said...

For single handedly pushing forward the blocking of legitimate websites that halt Dubai's growth in the tech landscape, I commend this great man.

16 September, 2006 12:51  
Blogger ahmed said...

Lt Gen Tamim is the heroic gentleman who has led the courageous mission against the indecent music videos that pollute the airwaves of the sandlands.

Dhahi Khalfan Tamim is one of the most popular personalities in the UAE among the locals. His popularity isn't just due to his mission against the indecent music videos. He is more popular for his campaign against drugs and the complete overhaul of Dubai Police into a modern force.

A great personality. I salute him.

16 September, 2006 13:11  
Blogger marwan said...

'Special' is not the word, DG.

Here here. I am so in agreement in with you, DG, with regard to the awesome heroics of Tamim that I won't say - or hear - a word against him. Because the deportation stamp takes only one hand movement.

16 September, 2006 14:36  
Blogger Woke said...

"..I am the only suitable person who can bring changes and development to the FNC"
doesn't sound very humble, DG.

16 September, 2006 15:55  
Blogger FreshDubai said...

I agree with dg, I admire this guy. At the same time though I wonder why Sheikh Mo has nothing to say about the fact that he wants to sue the makers of the "haram" music vids when he's trying to promote Dubai as a land of freedom.

Enjoying watching the UAE's democratic process unfold.

16 September, 2006 15:57  
Blogger Emirati said...

'I am the only person who can bring changes to the FNC'

what utter nerve.

16 September, 2006 16:23  
Blogger secretdubai said...

emirati and skeptical - I agree wholeheartedly and reservedly with the comments you made, but I couldn't publish them because *you know*.

Moderation is on solely because of this post. I will remove it in a couple of days, so I guess you can go for broke then, but I will have to remove anything that defames this wonderful, heroic, progressively brilliant gentleman.

;)

16 September, 2006 18:47  
Blogger DG said...

None of the other english (Khaleej Times, 7 Days, Emirates Today, Gulf Today) or arabic (Al Bayan, Al Khaleej, Al Ittihad) papers had this story. Was this an exclusive interview for Gulf News? This is really strange. If you read the article, no place or day is mentioned when he gave this statement too.

16 September, 2006 20:13  
Blogger Insipid Chagrin said...

No doubt an unswerving man, brilliant, dedicated and utterly fearless. The UAE's answer to Captain America.

I've heard of tongue in cheek, but people, we're bordering on the sublime here.

16 September, 2006 21:58  
Blogger Emirati said...

What a bunch of North Korea pinnochios . I apologize for some of my countrymen.

16 September, 2006 22:09  
Blogger rummyjohn said...

After all, he is the Police Chief & he knows more than anyone else, the crime statistics and also knows the reasons behind those crimes

people do not commit crimes just because they turned on the TV and saw Will Smith getting Jiggy-wid-it

17 September, 2006 10:49  

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