Al-Shoura [Archives:2004/699/Press Review]

January 1 2004

28 Dec 2003
Main headlines
– “al-Shoura'' acquitted of charge of abusing elections supreme commission
– Security continues arrests among Sana'a University students
– JMP calls for boycotting democracies conference
– Gathering one million signatures to cancel sales tax law
– Teachers Union discusses education low level
– Trade union crisis in Aden refinery

Columnist Abdulaziz al-Majeedi writes saying the government appeared to be unable to put an end to the dramatic rise in prices of commodities and some consumer goods at a time some economists think the government intends to inaugurate imposing a new price dose and that the sudden rise in prices of some basic commodities was a measure to test the people response.