AL-WAHDA: Sanaa weekly, 5-8-98. [Archives:1998/32/Press Review]

August 10 1998

(Official)   Main Headline:
1- The President emphasizes that dialogue is the civilized method of dealing with various issues without resorting to violence and subversion.
2- A republican decree is issued establishing a special school for training policemen.
3- The Yemeni-Saudi joint military committee starts its sessions in Riyadh to resume the border demarcation talks agreed upon in Sanaa recently.
4- Agricultural Bank of Borrowing raises interest rates to 14% on short-term loans (one and a half years).
Article Summary:
Role of the Opposition:
By Alawi M. Ali
The opposition in a democratic country must adopt a clear role through which it can actively and fruitfully engage with the ruling authority in developing the nation. It can with ample justification oppose the government’s declared intentions. The opinion of the opposition must be taken into consideration as it is the unofficial side of the government.
Mistakes are bound to arise in a new democracy. But as the President said; “shortcomings in a democracy can only rectified by more democracy.”