Poor Guy or trickster

By kts1969

i ran into this guy at the Hamad Heart Hospital Parking . He came begging for help . Said he was a laborer  ,new in town and lost . His ride back to the camp in Shaniya had already left and he looked like he was in trouble in the intense heat . I gave hime some money  and some water . Said he was from Sri Lanka

A colleague of mine  went through the same expereince and also gave him money . After hearing this , I am beginning to think that he may be a trickster and may have duped others too . I could be totally wrong , this may be a genuine case too .but one never knows. Just in case you bump into him again!!!

By miklo123• 8 years 3 days ago.
miklo123

I would pay very little attention to what Molten Metal has to say, can come across as a rather emotional teenager. His intentions may well be in positive light but his arguments and comments are 100% baseless. Fubar you are right to point out that caution needs to be taken and these con merchants need to be reported. My wife was sitting in the car outside McDonald's and some Asian Man came up to the window trying to sell medication she refused he just wouldn't go, kept insisting he needed some money, i do accept that a lot of people here in Qatar who are destitute but that gives nobody the right to approach a foreign women and insist she gives them money.

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

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By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

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By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

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By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

Fubar , It's not difficult to understand , if a stranger asks money for a water bottle or a tablet for headache what a decent gentleman must do ... !

By fubar• 8 years 4 days ago.
fubar

I am a guest in this country and I follow the law. The concept is simple - if you want to help someone you can give money to any of the many many many charities that operate in Doha. And if you are really in need, you can seek help from one of the many many many charities in Doha. Only a true genius would know better than the Ministry of Interior and the Brigadier Director of CID and the adviser to the Foundation for family and life and would advise people to do the opposite of the law.

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

Fubar , So you 've stopped to have your own view ? ............ Thu, 03.07.2014 , 11.55 hrs

By fubar• 8 years 4 days ago.
Rating: 2/5
fubar

Despite the ban on begging, the practice continues in some areas, especially during Ramadan.

The Criminal Investigation Department, in a recent statement, said that they had detained 26 people engaged in begging from different parts of Qatar since the beginning of Ramadan.

A group of female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) told Gulf Times that a week ago, two men, in their early 30s, approached them and asked for money.

“We were chatting outside a building on Airport Road when the two came and told us that they had no money to buy food,” one of the Filipinos said, adding: “They were in their thirties. They did not look like beggars at all.”

“We gave them QR20, but one of the men wanted QR150, saying that they were saving cash to buy plane tickets so they could go back home.”

They claimed that they were fired from work as labourers without receiving anything from their respective

employers.

A resident of the Matar Qadeem area said that three people came to his house the other day and asked for money.

“They told us they haven’t had their dinner so I gave them QR10 each,” he said.

Some gangs “operate” in parking lots of supermarkets and approach shoppers for money. They usually “work” in groups of two. Some of them go from one commercial building to another around 5-6pm,

asking for money.

Mohamed, an expatriate worker, feels they are more like conmen than actual beggars.

“I usually give money to beggars, especially to old people but not to those who seem healthy and young,” said Mohamed, who stays in Al Hilal. “Instead of begging, they should work to earn money.”

Ed Alcantara, adviser of Foundation for Family and Life (FFL) of migrant workers, believes that many of these individuals, young and old, are taking advantage of people’s generosity during the fasting month. Alcantara said he saw many such “beggars” in the Souq area.

“I don’t know if they are really beggars or members of a syndicate but what I know is that begging is prohibited in Qatar,” he added.

A resident of Mansoura said a woman in abaya knocks on the doors of the flats in his building “time to time”.

“I don’t know whether it is the same person or not as she has a face veil. She asks for money in Arabic and the only word I understand is ‘miskin’,” said an Indian expatriate. “My guess is that she is a member of a gang engaged in the begging business, exploiting the generous nature of the local

population.”

The Ministry of Interior has opened hotlines for reporting beggars. Patrols are also dispatched to monitor the streets of Doha round the clock during Ramadan.

Brigadier Mosaffar Ali al-Hababi, director of the Department of Criminal Investigation, said they had set up a plan to fight begging during Ramadan covering the

different places.

Hotlines are: 2347453, 2347444 and 66414040.

He said that a number of foreign beggars who had entered Qatar on tourist visas were recently arrested by authorities.

Captain Mansoor al-Khiyarain, head of the section for combating begging, said that the patrols would cover areas like commercial complexes, markets and where mosques are located.

He urged people to give their donations to charity organisations, saying that begging is a negative phenomenon

involving fraud.

Captain al-Khiyarain asked all citizens and residents to co-operate and call the Department of Criminal Investigation on the three hotlines to report begging cases.

By fubar• 8 years 4 days ago.
fubar

Not my fault that the law says we need to report beggars.

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

Fubar , Even a dying soul won't expect first aid from a person like you who has so hard heart to feel the basic requirement of a fellow natural being { not a stone } ................. .. Thu, 03.07.2014 , 11.33 hrs

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

mik, if we , the modern humans could see through eachothers hearts ........ ! .. Thu, 03.07.2014 , 11.31 hrs

By fubar• 8 years 4 days ago.
fubar

So now you are accusing the Ministry of Interior in Qatar of not being 'modern humans'? Geez... are you planning to get deported?

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

ah , if we , the modern humans could see through eachothers hearts ........ ! .. Thu, 03.07.2014 , 11.15 hrs

By miklo123• 8 years 4 days ago.
miklo123

I would pay very little attention to what Molten Metal has to say, can come across as a rather emotional teenager. His intentions may well be in positive light but his arguments and comments are 100% baseless. Fubar you are right to point out that caution needs to be taken and these con merchants need to be reported. My wife was sitting in the car outside McDonald's and some Asian Man came up to the window trying to sell medication she refused he just wouldn't go, kept insisting he needed some money, i do accept that a lot of people here in Qatar who are destitute but that gives nobody the right to approach a foreign women and insist she gives them money.

By fubar• 8 years 4 days ago.
fubar

So the Ministry of Interior tries to enact the laws of Qatar and sets up special anti-begging hotlines but MM, the genius, thinks that they are idiots who are going against common sense? This is Qatar. We all need to follow the LAW of Qatar MM. It's simple. If you don't like it, leave.

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

Khalli , Just think with your fresh mind , one morning you'r walking on the foot path , you mind got the message .... how nice would it be to enjoy a cup of hot tea ... but you don't have enough money ... then a guy comes from the front .... now two things may happen .... either you ask money / tea from him or you don't. If you 'r not asking money / tea from him it amounts to disrespecting a living person , you'r thinking about the rules but not the importance of social / mutual sharing of the essential stuff....... your act is causing a huge gap between humans .... ....... that's why now a days people just pass by like cars of different models ......... Thu, 03.07.2014 , 10.55 hrs

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

On the other side , if you won't give away your earnings by sharing it with the needy then what purpose would it serve by lying in the bank accounts , if you hid it from your family the bankers would keep your money after your final departure from the world and they would buy new three piece suits for all the branch ......... ......................................... Thu, 03.07.2014 , 10.45 hrs

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

Fubar , Tell me , would you call police officers to find out if a person in need is genuine or not ? As a human being we 've our moral responsibility to act instantly, actually when in society we shoudn't behave like a office tacts - it's not my duty - it's none of my concern . ....................... Thu, 03.07.2014 , 10.37 hrs

By fubar• 8 years 4 days ago.
Rating: 4/5
fubar

Here is what the Qatar Police were doing last Ramadan, are you going to accuse the Qatar police for being 'harsh'?

26 beggars held near mosques, residences

July 25, 2013 - 2:37:32 am

DOHA: As part of an anti-begging campaign during Ramadan, law-enforcement officials have rounded up 26 men and women found seeking alms.

The arrests were made near mosques and in residential areas, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement yesterday.

Begging is outlawed in Qatar, yet a large number of people, mostly visitors, arrive here during the holy month to take advantage of people’s charitable gesture.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the ministry has an anti-begging unit that has launched the campaign.

The unit has called on people to report suspects on 2347453, 2347444, 66414040.

The Peninsula

By fubar• 8 years 4 days ago.
fubar

How am I being the one who is harsh? This is the LAW of Qatar. Here is the exact quote from the Ministry of Interior:...................Begging

Begging is a reprehensible behaviour. If you see begging, report the case to the Anti-Begging Section by calling 234 7444/3361 8627.

The really needy people can approach authorised charity organisations in the country such as Qatar Charity, Qatar Red Crescent and other organisations for help.

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

Just imagine a guy asks you for a sip of water in the desert & you give him a tel no. ! Even a tree would help a tree in serious situations but we humans feel smarter in advising a person to walk to a pond to take bath who just needs to quench his sudden & intense thrist .... Thu, 03.07.2014 , 09.33 hrs

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

Fubar , No need to be too harsh with the less fortunates . If not on the nearby fellows ... humans depend on whom ?..... ...................................................... Thu, 03.07.2014 , 09.30 hrs

By Molten Metal• 8 years 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

If you give out a thing base it on your intentions & never jugde the person you 'r wish to interact ......... Thu, 03.07.2014 , 09.22 hrs

By Rip Cord• 8 years 4 days ago.
Rip Cord

Beware of Indians and Arabs at Ramadan time they pray of the good nature of people.

By fubar• 8 years 4 days ago.
Rating: 2/5
fubar

LLR is right. It's the same every year - there are a lot of fake beggars who come out during Ramadan looking for easy money. The Qatar Government has set up hotlines to report these people to a special Anti-Begging Section on 2347444 / 33618627.

By landloverreview• 8 years 4 days ago.
landloverreview

http://www.qatarliving.com/ramadan/posts/ministrys-tips-safe-ramadan

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