AL-RAY AL-AAM: Sanaa weekly, 7-7-98. [Archives:1998/28/Press Review]

July 13 1998

(Independent)   Main Headline:
1- New confrontations between the tribes and the army in Jawf.
2- Hadhramaut people demand the resignation of the government and annulling its decision to raise prices.
3- People in several governorates, including Sanaa, are still experiencing severe gas shortages.
4- Ministry of Finance strikes off the salaries of 200 teachers in Sanaa under the feeble excuse of not signing the wages statement of December, 1997.
5- Inhabitants of the Caltex area in Aden complain bitterly of the continued harassment of the local security force.
6- Federation of Trade Unions call on PM, Dr. Iryani tackle corruption and proceed with administrative and financial reform.
Article Summary:
Embezzlement in Khamer
A special committee investigating the looting of the state-owned Economic Establishment (EE) warehouses, following the popular unrest in Khamer, has discovered a large discrepancy of 41,000 between the number of flour sacks recorded before the looting and the number declared afterwards.
Immediately before the announcement of price hikes, the EE management had declared the existence of 6,000 sacks of flour. Following the looting of the warehouses, it transpired that the actually number was 47,000!