AL-RAY AL-AAM: Sanaa weekly, 16-6-98. [Archives:1998/25/Press Review]

June 22 1998

(Independent)   Main Headline:
1- People in Hadhramaut suffer from acute water shortage.
2- As part of the economic reform program, the government made an undeclared decision to prohibit the export of fruits and vegetable produced in Yemen and ban the import of similar produce.
3- Gross misappropriations of funds totaling almost YR 206 million were uncovered in several charities operating in Hadhramaut.
4- Families of martyrs in Yemeni wars complained to the President for not getting their pensions because of the ‘flagrant malpractice at the Martyrs’ Families Authority.’
Article Summary:
Businessman’s Daughter Killed
The dead body of an unidentified young woman was found last week near the Azal Hospital on Al-Siteen road in Sanaa. Police investigations revealed that the body with two bullet wounds was that of the daughter of a famous Yemeni businessman. It was deduced that the crime was not committed where the body was found.
Rumor has it that the police were able to identify the murderers – one of whom is a shunned suitor – but could not arrest them because of the intervention of some influential people.
Some eyewitnesses alleged that the woman was abducted from a tailor’s shop in downtown Sanaa by men driving an new ‘Leila Alawi’ car without a number plate.