Al-Sahwa [Archives:2004/721/Press Review]

March 18 2004

11 March 2004
Main headlines
– Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt submit a plan for reform
– National Democratic Institute worried about democracy
– Head of Islah political office says our battle is not with security
Columnist Zaid al-Shami says in his article nowadays there is much talk about a new price dose the government intends to issue as a gift to the people after the elections. The state television has also begun to prepare the people to take the poison dose as it has screened series on the economic situation and how the previous doses contributed to come out of the economic crisis. And because the people represent the weaker link the government tends to pressurize them. The government has appropriated more than eight billion rials in 2003 budget for reinforcement of security efforts to ensure suppression of any counter-response to its dose measures.
There is no reasonable justification for these doses except the further harming of the citizen and humiliating him and rendering him a beggar for his living.