A report published by a British newspaper about the British Royal Military Academy "Sandhurst" expelling 7 Emirati students caused an uproar on the communication platforms, and caused a wave of anger against the Emirati academic, Abdul Khaleq Abdullah.
And the British newspaper "Daily Mail" reported that the decision of the academy's commander, Major General Duncan Capps, to expel the Emiratis is described as a "disciplinary measure", due to their attempt to bribe trainers during their training.
The newspaper reported that the students offered bribes to avoid carrying out certain tasks, and on one occasion "someone wanted to be relieved in the early morning of the guard sergeant, so he went up to the sergeant with a full stack of pounds in his hand."
According to the Daily Mail, military police investigated allegations of "huge bribes" including luxury cars, expensive watches and outdoor holidays for Sandhurst coaches.
The newspaper said that some countries are paying exorbitant sums for their relations with Sandhurst, adding that the UAE recently built a new residential building called "Zayed Building" at a cost of 15 million pounds.
Scandal at the #Royal Military Academy #Sandhurst: foreign cadets and instructors expelled.
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— Richard Eden (@richardaeden) August 13, 2022
The report created an interaction on the communication sites, where the Emirati academic Abdul Khaleq Abdullah expressed his regret and sadness for the expulsion of the students, and said that this happened "only days before their graduation from a prestigious academy from which kings, presidents and leaders of Gulf and Arab countries graduated."
The Emirati academic concluded his tweet by asking, "How did they allow themselves this behavior?", before being attacked and deleting his tweet, saying, "The tweet brought a keen national criticism that benefits the country and does not harm it in anything."
We learn from you the correct national good.
And the tweet came with a keen national criticism that benefits the country and does not harm it in anything https://t.co/iFAxFuN2ef
— Abdulkhaleq Abdulla (@Abdulkhaleq_UAE) August 16, 2022
Emirati tweeters launched an attack on the Emirati academic because of his tweet, and considered him "a lover of excitement and attracting attention", and demanded him not to publish anything that offends the Emirates.
Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, commented on Abdullah’s tweet, saying that it seeks to draw attention to actions, even if they are correct and widespread, as they do not represent the Emirati people.
As soon as this tweet was made, our esteemed doctor has drawn the attention of many and many to his actions, even if they are correct and widespread, they do not represent the Emirati people.
Shouldn't we skip this topic, or in a more precise sense, not raise it in light of human natures that adopt generalization, treachery and trolling as a way for them only to offend the UAE and its people?
Sultan Al Nuaimi (@Alnuaimi_Dr) August 16, 2022
The free Emirati writer bin Saeed Al Ameri agreed with him, and said, "To write such a news, this is an insult to the Emirates before it is an insult to its children.
To write such news is an insult to the Emirates, before it is an insult to its children. This is a shameful matter, Abd al-Khaliq.
You are a big man and we don't want to guide you and teach you when you are this age
Sharing such news is a heavy material to offend the Emirati leadership and the people of the Emirates,
so I hope you will think and be sure of what you publish, Abdul Khaleq https://t.co/SKgs7eYTRH
— kbz 🇦🇪 Al-Hurr Bin Saeed Al-Amiri (@Asa_alameri) August 16, 2022
The former Federal National Council member, Sultan Al-Muezzin, blamed the manner of handling the news, and wrote in a tweet, "Why don't we say that the students are in a weak position, and the authority is for the corrupt officials of the college, who may be the ones who blackmailed and forced the students to give gifts."
And why do you not say, Doctor, why (those who bribed from the college allowed themselves this behavior) and why not say that (the students are in a position of weakness and the authority is for the corrupt officials of the college, who may be the ones who blackmailed and forced the students to give gifts) God save the sons of the Emirates wherever they are 🇦🇪
— Dr Sultan Almoathen (@SultanAlmoadhen) August 16, 2022
For his part, Kuwaiti academic Imad Khorshid called for strict monitoring of scholarship students, and said, "Imagine this in Britain, let alone other countries such as Egypt, India and the Philippines."
⭕️ According to the British newspaper, the Daily Mail: Sandhurst Military Academy expelled 7 Emirati students and a number of supervisors.
⭕️ Reason: Paying financial bribes
⭕️ Lesson: Monitoring scholarship students must be strict
⭕️ Imagine this in Britain: what about other countries such as Egypt-India-Philippines# Helconi https://t.co/IwkHXcF26c pic.twitter.com/gyjJFtH1cK
— Dr. Imad Khorshid (@Dr_Khorshid) August 14, 2022
Journalist Hassan Ismail commented, "They think that with their money they will buy everything," while journalist Muntazer Nasser said, "This incident reveals the Arab cultural reality burdened with corruption, laziness and lack of seriousness."
Seven Emirati students have been expelled from the British military academy Sandhurst after accusations that they bribed academic supervisors days before their graduation.
They think with their money they will buy everything.@balharithy
— Hasan İsmail-Hasan Ismail (@HasanAlkadasi2) August 16, 2022
The expulsion of 7 Emirati students from the British Military Academy Sandhurst because they offered bribes to supervisors at the prestigious academy only days before their graduation, reveals the Arab cultural reality burdened with corruption, laziness and lack of seriousness.
— montadhar naser Muntadhar Naser (@montadhar_naser) August 16, 2022