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White collar v. no collar in GoD

August 14, 2009

This article in a Korean English daily focuses exclusively on white collar workers in Dubai (including a former French spy). Not a single mention of the daily humiliation and degradation on temporary ‘guest’ workers, carted from camp site to work site like industrial animals.

‘Investigations and prosecutions of foreigners in Dubai have increased sharply over the recent years. Testimonies reveal a series of arrests for petty crimes and minor legal infringements — thought trivial during boom time — usually followed by harsh treatment and threats. Dubai, which once proudly advertised its economic prosperity brought on by foreign investments and labor, is now looking to foreigners as potential scapegoats.’

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