AL-WAHDAWI: Sanaa weekly, 2-6-98. [Archives:1998/23/Press Review]
(Nasserite Unionist Party)
1- Nasserite Central Committee stresses the need to combat all forms of corruption for the sake of social peace and stability.
2- US steps up pressure on the Yemeni government to give more compromises in border dispute with Saudi Arabia. Yemen and Oman are to take joint position towards the Saudi refusal to recognize Yemeni-Omani border agreement.
3- Opposition leadership pays tribute to the two men who died in Mukallah demonstration.
4- Citizens in Abyan hold the governor responsible for the death of 3 people and the Deputy Commander of the Central Security apparatus in Abyan in a confrontation between demonstrators and the police.
5- The governor of Taiz orders the arrest of the manager of a bogus investment company.
Vote Rigging in Parliament
A number of MPs have demanded an immediate investigation into allegations of vote rigging made by a particular MP during a vote on a presidential decree concerning customs tariffs.
Ahmed Al-Kibsi, MP, discovered that another MP voted in his place in favor of the decree, which was passed with 156 votes (out of 301). It transpired later that the MP in question voted in place of 10 other MPs. A number of journalists attending that sessions saw the culprit MP moving from one seat to another!