Al-Wahdawi [Archives:2004/730/Press Review]

April 19 2004

13 Apr 2004
Main headlines
– Organisation's head of the political office: Yemen needs an overall revolution
– Political security arrests 10 prayers inside the Grand Mosque
– A message from al-Heela: I'm imprisoned in Afghanistan for 16 months
– Yemeni sells his house to pay back quarter million dollars
– 255 teachers in Sana'a request the parliament to have their salaries paid
– In protest to refusing implementation of the president's directives by the capital mayor and interior minister, taxi drivers stage a sit-in before the parliament
– WFRT concludes a civil education course in Taiz
– Taiz governorate population demand the parliament to stop a price dose
– Arab sisters human rights forum organizes a qualitative course for canon and law students
– In Sana'a five killed and others wounded in clashes to prevent stealing of a government car
– Iraqi resistance kills hundreds of Americans and destroys tens of equipment
The newspaper's political editor says in his article the parliament has kept silent for a long time against the government's price doses. This silence angered the people and pained their wounds that are bleeding greatly because of those doses implemented in compliance to external interference represented by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund neglecting the level of national income and the individual's share of it.
The parliament's stands towards such issues proves as if it is representing the government but not the he people that have elected it and pinned on it heir hopes in defending them and standing by their issues.
The parliament is nowadays demanded to explain is stances to the people if it is capable of doing that because its silence about he issues of doses and external interference to impose the kind of reforms it intends and according to its plans, shakes the position of the parliament and torpedoes its mission of representing the people and preserving the country's interests and sovereignty.
If the parliament maintains its silence or wanted to follow the government to justify its doses and supporting them by parliamentary legitimacy it may be considered as relinquishing of representation of the people and defending their rights and interests. By such stands it may be held responsible for helping the opening of way to implementation of external scheming to come up with its political reforms that are serving their goals and interests in the region.