31 October, 2006

Suicidal Tenancy

So, I'm sure all of you have read in today's news about a subcon man who killed his family and committed suicide in Sharjah. Suicides are on the rise in Dubai, especially among Asians. Meanwhile, there are raging debates (for the first time, some might say) among all kinds of residents about the politics of different nationalities, labor exploitation, gender issues, and Islamic culture all over the internet. For examples, take a look at this and this. Now, I have not been here that long but I see changes, and a paradox among the changes, just in the past year. Read more...

4 comments:

marwan said...

Is this the same jumper 7Days reported? The one who jumped with a white cloth covering his mouth "to stifle the scream" as the investigating officer put it?

That one sounded like a mob hit to me.

nativeinformant said...

same one, but it sounds different in every paper. regardless, the level of suicide here is very disconcerting...

goldenlegs said...

strange the 2nd wife doesn't fit to the traditional clothing

a bunch of hypocrites, glad i'm no expat over there !

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