AL-WAHDAWI: Sanaa weekly, 26-5-98. [Archives:1998/22/Press Review]

June 1 1998

(Nasserite Unionist Party)   Main Headline:
1- Saudi Arabian forces occupy two Yemeni islands opposite the Directorate of Midi, Hajja.
2- Yemeni engineers and technicians working on constructing a runway were kicked out by Saudi troops from a border area in Hadhramaut.
3- Eritrea claims that Yemen is interfering in the Ethiopian-Eritrean dispute.
4- During his visit to Yemen, Commander-in-Chief of US Central Command, Gen. Zinni said: “The US has not started negotiations on obtaining military facilities in Yemen.”
5- The Teachers’ Syndicate calls for staging a sit-in in front of the Council of Ministers’ offices, protesting the arrest of 4 teachers for allegedly leaking exam questions.
6- 251 graduates of the Petroleum College protest being referred to the Ministry of Education to be employed as teachers. Ministry of Oil said it does not need them.
Article Summary:
Significant Numbers
* $27,500 was given to a general director in one ministry as expenses to study in US. He pocketed the money, but have not gone to study.
* YR 238,208,127 is the amount of overspending by the Council of Ministers during 1996.
* YR 3,000 was allocated for staff training at the Ministry of Civil Service during last year.
* YR 16 million is the amount of tax arrears that has not been paid by Al-Towaiti Contracting Company during the last few years.
* 30,000 tourists canceled their trips to Yemen in 1997 because of kidnapping incidents.