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Dubai police chief cautions against abuse of power

Dubai police chief cautions against abuse of power

Dubai's police chief has launched a campaign to instill a greater sense of public service in his force, saying that abuse of power lies at the heart of unrest in the Arab world.
Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim's comments came during a speech to police officers urging integrity and professionalism within the city-state's police force. Local media carried details of the speech on Monday.
The National newspaper quoted Tamim saying uprisings in other Arab countries are fundamentally due to "public servants who abused the authority granted to them."
Widespread demonstrations roiling the Middle East have not hit the Emirates. But Dubai's police force has faced negative publicity abroad following the death of a British tourist in its custody last month.


Updated : 2020-12-01 13:15 GMT+08:00