AL-RAY AL-AAM: Sanaa weekly, 11-8-98. [Archives:1998/33/Press Review]
1- Because of insults and abuse by the US consul of its members, the Yemeni-American Friendship Association freezes its activity until a meeting is held by its general assembly. Many Yemenis complain of gross ill-treatment by this US embassy official when they apply for visas.
2- Acting on an SOS signal from a ship in Yemen’s territorial waters, a Yemeni navy launch was intercepted by 9 Ertirean navy vessels when it went to rescue the ship’s crew. The launch and its crew were detained for 2 hours.
3- An extra fee of YR 150 is imposed on pupils in Aden supposedly for the governorate’s public sanitation.
Mismanagement of UNICEF Course – By Moh’d Abdullatif
Funded by the UNICEF, a special training course was held in Mahweet for about 60 new female rural teachers. Apparently, favoritism and other irregularities were prevalent in managing the course. Some trainees were replaced with others for no apparent reasons. Trainees also complained that, instead of receiving their YR 1,000 daily allowance, they only got YR 500.