Rai [Archives:2003/636/Press Review]

May 12 2003

13 May 2003
Main headlines:
– No change in the coming government
– President Khatami of Iran in Sana'a Thursday
– AL secretary-general discusses in Sana'a the question of Libya's decision to withdraw from the Arab league
– Shoura council discusses results of parliamentary elections
– FAW warns of famine in Iraq
– Terrorist act implemented by al-Qaeda-linked suicides, Ten dead, sixty wounded in Riyadh explosions
Columnist Hamdi Doubala says though the major features of the new government are not changed much in form much and consequently does not bring something new but we have hope and ambitions that should inevitably be stated. Successive governments have repeatedly announced that their tasks are continuation of efforts for the economic building, financial, judicial, and administrative reform, combating poverty and unemployment, in addition to encouragement of investment and development of education to serve development. One of their declared priorities was also stabilization of security and safety for the society. These tasks and priorities remain the old and new ones and also renewable. We hope the new government to work hard to make the citizen feel tangibly there are sincere efforts for lifting high cost of living from their shoulders, provide job opportunities, improve the people's living standard. It should be taken into account by governments that there is an increasing growth in masses awareness in dealing with ballot boxes in accordance with governments' performance.