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Qatar malls fined for failing to install CCTV

Qatar authorities have sent circulars instructing malls to tighten security

Qatar malls fined for failing to install CCTV

A court in Doha has penalised several shopping centres in the country for failing to install CCTV cameras in their premises.

The fines ranged from QR10,000 ($2,746) and QR50,000 ($13,731), according to a report in the Peninsula newspaper.

It did not specify how many malls had been fined, but said the public prosecution had filed charges against “many violating complexes”.

It came after Qatar authorities had taken steps to increase security at shopping malls across the country, including issuing circulars instructing malls to install CCTV cameras and other monitoring devices under existing national laws.

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