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10 years’ jail for damaging public property in UAE


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Jihan Shoaib and Emad El Din Khalil, Staff Reporters

The UAE Public Prosecution on Wednesday clarified through a tweet posted on its social media accounts that whoever deliberately makes a break, a damage, or alike in the machinery, piping, or equipment of a water, electricity, gas, or petroleum facility or any other public facilities in what would render such facility faulty, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a duration not exceeding 10 years, according to the Article 301 of the Penal Law.

This information comes with an awareness campaign adopted by the UAE Public Prosecution to enhance the legal culture among members of society and to raise the level of public awareness of the law.

House Renting: Separately, Al Dhaid city Municipality affirmed that renting houses for non-citizens within residential neighbourhoods is strictly prohibited. It is done to preserve privacy and the traditions of the society, based on the directives of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Musabeh Al Tunaiji, director of the municipality said through the direct line of Sharjah Radio and Television.

“In implementation of the directives of Sheikh Sultan during his meetings with the people of the city, the municipality rejects this phenomenon, which is there in only two districts of 8 residential neighbourhoods in Al Dhaid.”

Al Tunaiji explained that the municipal councils, the suburbs and villages councils are responsible for addressing this.  He added in case the municipality receives a report, they alert the house owner with the directives of Sheikh Sultan.

This came in response to a caller with who complained there was no law to prevent renting non citizens in the residential areas.

Fungus case: The Abu Dhabi Health Department and Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre stressed that all health facilities in the emirate have to immediately report any suspected or confirmed case of the fungus “Candida auris.”

The Health Department explained that ‘Candida auris’ is one of the emerging fungus posing a global threat and urged all health professionals in the emirate to be more vigilant in detecting and dealing with the infection.

Department also explained that Candida auris fungi is often resistant to multiple drugs, including anti-fungus, and moreover, some breeds resist all anti-fungi, and it is difficult to detect using standard laboratory methods.

The department stressed the need for immediate reporting electronically for any suspected case, under the Candida auris box, which was finally added to the list of infectious diseases to be reported.

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