A Joint Communique Supporting The Minister of Tourism After the Assault Attempt Against Him [Archives:1999/47/Front Page]

November 22 1999

SANAA: After the assault attempt against the Minister of Information and Tourism, Mr. Abdumalik Mansour on the 17th of November, the General Tourism Authority, the Yemeni Committee of Tourism and Travel agencies, and the Yemeni Hotels Union released a joint communique supporting the minister, demanding that the assaulters be taken to court. On the other hand, the Islah Party media authority denied the reports of the assault, calling it a direct reaction to the indecent behavior of the driver of the minister’s car which, in their words, hit an old lady passer-by, causing the civilians there to confront the Minister’s car driver and express their discomfort with his actions.