Al-Shumoo [Archives:2005/827/Press Review]

March 24 2005

19 Mar.2005
Main headlines

– Government accuses the JMP of standing behind acts of violence in Taiz demonstration, JMP parties denies that

– Observers: Washington embassy schemed from Sana'a and coordinated from Taiz to topple Bajammal government

– Amid the absence of some of its members and calling for the release of all al-Houthi followers, Committee of dialogue continues for the second week running its fifth round to include 500 of al-Houthi followers

Writer Farouq Muqbil wrote saying the government has the right to enforce the sales tax. It is logic not to be denied. The government has not imposed a law as a fait accompli before gaining the approval of representative of 19 million people in 301 electoral constituencies.

If it is the right of the government to apply the law of the sales tax, it is also the right of the 19 million people or Yemen to demonstrate and refuse it. However, when the demonstrations become as acts of riots it would not panic the government as much as it would open an opportunity for it to a practical training of its truncheons and special means for protecting the people against destroying themselves.