AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 5-3-98. [Archives:1998/10/Press Review]

March 9 1998

[Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah)]   Main Headline:
1- Tens of thousands of Islah supporters welcome Islah leader & parliament speaker, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmer, who had been in US for medical treatment.
2- Teachers ask the President to intervene in amending proposed teachers’ law.
3- Parliament refused to discuss a proposed $20 million loan from the Arab Development Fund for contravening proper procedures.
4- Speaker of Parliament: “There must be a solid Arab stance towards foreign powers hostile to Arab interests.
Article Summary:
Haphazard Construction in Aden
A number of businessmen and ordinary citizens in Aden have sent a letter to President Ali Abdullah Saleh complaining of unlicensed haphazard construction in their city. Despite municipal orders to remove all unlicensed buildings, nothing has been done yet, stated the letter.
Furthermore, these buildings obstructing the natural flow of torrential flood waters into the sea, presented a potential life-threatening hazard, warned the citizens. A number of people were injured and $312 million worth of damage was done to property because of a building that was built right in the usual passage of flood water, indicated the letter.