AL-WAHDAWI: Sanaa weekly, 20-1-98. [Archives:1998/04/Press Review]

January 26 1998

(Nasserite Unionist Party)
Main Headlines:
1- Opposition parties study proposals to amend elections law & procedures so as to avoid shortcomings in future elections.
2- World Bank & IMF to oversee reform program of the Yemeni judicial system.
3- National Committee to Resist Normalization with Israel is to hold a mass rally in solidarity with the French thinker Garoudie.
4- Carlos: “I hold a Yemeni diplomatic passport, and have enough evidence to drown several Arab leaders in the sands.”
Article Summary:
Embezzlements in PMEPC – By Abdulqawi Al-Udaini
Despite the recently uncovered misappropriation of YR 9,010,389 and several forged cheques at the Petroleum and Minerals Exploration and Production Corporation (PMEPC), no legal or punitive measures have been taken. The prime culprit is given an open leave of absence; while, the other responsible persons are still in their posts.
The money was embezzled via the payment of rents for a building  formerly occupied by the PMEPC during a seven-month period after vacating it. Renovating the building, as stipulated by the contract, was also a major source of siphoning off more money.