Al-Shumoo [Archives:2003/687/Press Review]

November 20 2003

15 Nov. 2003
Main headlines:
– After inflicting on the country tens of millions, the government agrees to renew HUNT agreement for another five years
– Parliament warns from selling polluted medical equipment
– Expansion of Christianization campaign in Yemen reaches senior officials
– Oil mafia behind 228 killed or wounded because of gas cylinders explosions

The political editor of the newspaper wrote an article saying we feel with pain and sadness for this kind of imperfect national sovereignty and political independence whose walls are cracking day by day as we are moving to brink of an abyss in one of the most important and dangerous issues. Why have we so easily sacrificed Yemeni ciin Germany exposed to violation via unjust trials? Why does the government act leniently towards its nationals while it is the number one responsible for them regardless of their political or partisan affiliation? Why do some political forces like the Islah party for instance falling captive of political deals to commit themselves accordingly to offering some of the best of their men sacrifices as is the case with sheikh al-Mouayad? We have gone too far in offering limitless concessions. To hell with politics and luxurious deals and let the homeland remain lofty and independent crowned with its sovereignty and dignity.