Al-Wahdawi [Archives:2004/719/Press Review]

March 11 2004

2 March 2004
Main headlines
– Security authorities arrest two elements from Islamic Jihad Organisation
– Government aborts conferences of the physicians and engineers
– The government asks approval of the parliament and shoura council of the price rise
– Dahhan: Journalists conference, a turning-point in unionist action
– Iraqi Nasserite: No dealing with the occupier and the governing council
Columnist Ali al-Saqqaf says in his article the results of the Yemeni journalists syndicate have aroused many clamor especially amidst some journalist colleagues who have not been lucky enough to win membership of the syndicate council. During my actual participation and follow-up of the elections process I can almost confirm that partisan, professional, emotional and personal criteria were strongly present in the elections but regionalism was completely absent but in the imagination of the some who did not comprehend that in elections there is winning and loss. On the honesty of elections I can confidentially say they were honest in the election of he syndicate council and the selection of the chairman. Each candidate had got the votes granted to him by those present in the hall of the conference.