AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 30-4-98. [Archives:1998/18/Press Review]

May 4 1998

[Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah)]   Main Headline:
1- Islah condemns mosque explosion calls for the swift tracking and arrest of the culprits.
2- Islah leader, Sheikh Al-Ahmer: “The people chose democracy as a system for their life and future.”
3- Contrary to what the government wanted, parliament annuls stamp-tax law which levies taxes on banking and insurance transactions.
4- Control and Audit Organization uncovers numerous irregularities at the Water and Sanitation Establishment.
5- 250 petroleum engineering graduates stage a sit-in protesting not being employed by the Ministry of Petroleum
Article Summary:
Hidden Pressure to Cover Up
Attempts are being made to restrict the indictment in the embezzlement case at the Yemeni Oil Company in Aden to the prime suspect – the company’s accountant. A number of suspects, except four, were released following the retrieval of YR 27 million of the missing YR 177 million.
Influential people are trying to cover up the involvement of senior executive in the company.
This embezzlement case was discovered months ago when one of the suspects, while drunk, spent a huge amount of money in an Aden night club. He lit his cigarette with a 500-riyal note.