Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a federal decree law no. 13 for 2019 amending some provisions of the federal law no. 2 for 1971 regarding the Union flag.
The decree stipulates that the wording of Articles 2 and 3 of the federal law no. 2 for 1971 regarding the Union flag be replaced by the following:
Subject to the provisions of Article 1 thereof, the approved specifications with respect to the UAE flag, its pole, rules of flag hoisting and conditions of flag printing, publication and use will be identified subject to a regulation to be issued by the Cabinet.
Any person who, publicly or at any public place or a location opened for people, drops, damages or in any way insults the Union flag, the flag of any member emirate in the Union, the flag of GG countries or the flag of any other country shall be punished by prison for a period of no less than 10 years and no more than 25 years and fined no less than Dhs500,000. The decree stipulates that the crime of dropping, damaging or insulting the Union flag as mentioned in the first part of the decree is regarded as a crime affecting the UAE security.
This decree will be published in the official gazette and will take effect form the date of issuance.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, affirmed that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is moving forward to enhance its global humanitarian mission and shoulder its responsibility in preserving dignity and alleviating human suffering.
Sheikh Hamdan said that thanks to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the UAE has taken a distinct and unique approach in enhancing various aspects of charitable and humanitarian work.
Our foreign humanitarian aid is not tied to religion, race, colour or culture. Political disagreement with any country should not justify failing to provide relief to that country in cases of disasters, emergencies and crises.
The Ministry issued a statement saying, "President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, mourns with grief and sorrow, the death of Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi."
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, issued an Emiri Decree no. 5 for 2019 appointing an undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.
The approval of this instalment for Emirati citizens in Abu Dhabi stems from the leadership’s commitment to ensure social stability, enhance living standards and provide the citizens with all their needs to enable them to be active contributors to the development of their community.
The woman came from an African country. She has received the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the approved national protocol.
The decision — which is part of the UAE’s 50th National Day Celebrations — also includes traffic penalty points and the value of impounded vehicles and excludes serious violations.
The Ministry stressed in a statement that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
Suhail Bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said the project would boost the economic position of the East Coast, which contains several heavy and medium industries in many sectors, representing the cornerstone of the national economy.