The UAE is cracking down on people who use a fake degree to get themselves better jobs as they’ll soon face two years in prison. And a fine of up to AED500,000.
The draft law was passed on Tuesday and applies to those who use forged or fake qualifications.
People who mistakenly or unknowingly use a fake degree will be fined up to AED30,000 and face three months in jail.
“Everybody knows the rapid technological advancements for producing such documents,” said Federal National Council member Nasser Al Yamahi.
“This has become a worldwide trend, and not just in the UAE.”
The new law will also target recruiters, firms and employers who willingly accept fake documents. They’ll face a fine up to AED1 million and two years in jail.
Report Covid-19 to Dubai authorities or face prison and AED50,000 fine
The UAE Federal Public Prosecution has announced that Covid-19 patients who don’t report to the Dubai authorities could face prison and a fine of up to AED50,000.
The social media post also states that those in close contacts with Covid-19 patients must also report to the Ministry of Health and Prevention:
“If a person is infected with one of the [communicable] diseases mentioned, the patient and his close contacts should go to the ministry or other health authorities to receive medical treatment, advice and awareness of the risks of infection and the ways of transmitting the infection,” the Federal Public Prosecution tweeted.
“The infected person must also adhere to the preventive measures and instructions to prevent infecting others.”