AL-RAY AL-AAM: Sanaa weekly, 29-9-98. [Archives:1998/40/Press Review]

October 5 1998

(Independent)   Main Headline:
1- Celebrations of the great Yemeni Revolution take place all over the country.
2- The President inaugurates major projects in Hadhramaut worth tens of billions of riyals.
3- Security forces broke into Al-Badr Scholastic Center in Sanaa, kicked the seminaries out, arrested its director and hung a banner saying, ‘this center is closed because it is against the Republic and calls for the return of the monarchy.’
4- Ministry of Trade and Supplies destroyed 7,500 tons of rotten flour seized at the Port of Hodeida.
5- Aden citizens demand the swift trial and punishment of the three men who sodomized and killed the child Mazin Qahatan during the Holy Month of Ramadhan.
6- An agreement is reached by the Ministry of Information and the British Council to train Yemeni journalists in Britain.
7- Gross negligence at Al-Jomhourya Hospital led to the death of a man after being administered expired medicines.
Article Summary:
A Scorpion Stinging Itself
By Abdul-Ilah M. Al-Aqam
The World Bank provided the Ministry of Civil Service a loan of $80 million to conduct a comprehensive public service survey. The survey failed miserably. The World Bank also gave the Ministry of Health 125 4-wheel drive cars of the latest models. These are all part of loans shackling the people and leading the country to the abyss.
I advise the World Bank not to give any more loans, and ask the people of Yemen not to be responsible for loans they do not benefit from. The World Bank is dealing with our country in a clever way, but it fails to realize that the ‘scorpion sometimes stings itself.’