Al-Sahwa [Archives:2003/652/Press Review]

July 21 2003

17 July 2003
Main headlines:
– Oil institutes graduates, cooks and doormen for the foreigners
– Bin Sifah: We work for building 35 technical institutes
– Taiz local council interrogates general managers

Columnist Zaid al-Shami says complaints increase about the economic restraint, price rise and devaluation of the national currency. Those who are mostly suffering are of the limited income particularly civil servants and military men. All of them live a difficult life including the middle class that has gained a portion of education.
Regretfully he demand of raising salaries of government employees has become a matter for astonishment and amusement by those of favoured positions, considering it a kind of malice or exaggeration and some of them deem it as search for the impossible, questioning as from where the government could provide such raises.
Insisting on claiming hat the economical situation is improving day by day is a kind of paradox that nobody could any longer be deceived by. If what the opposition proposes for improving the employees' situation is wrong, we have the tight to ask where the right is. Is it right to continue in this deterioration and negligence of the employee condition and suffering?