AL-WAHDAWI: Sanaa weekly, 16-12-97. (Nasserite Unionist Party) [Archives:1997/51/Press Review]

December 22 1997

Main Headlines: 1- Yemen & Oman take a unified stance towards Saudi demand to have a corridor passing through Yemeni territory to the Arabian Sea. 2- Slogans on Abyan walls led to several arrests without formal charges. 3- Aden court trying men accused of bomb explosions is adjourned awaiting forensic report. 4- World Bank submitted draft NGO law to Council of Ministers to replace the one submitted by the Ministry of Social Affairs! Article Summary: Scenes from Parliament – By Mahmood Sharafuldeen * Journalists were barred from covering the parliamentary session in which the parliament’s annual budget was discussed. * Contrary what is known about the lofty morals of the President’s eldest son who is an MP for a Sanaa constituency, his bodyguards are quite rude and abrasive in treating ordinary citizens. They turned the parliament’s courtyard into an off-limits zone. * A number of MPs have consistently kept silent. All they do is ask photographers to take their photos in the most awe-inspiring poses.