21. AWR Daily Overview, May 23, 2012: A message to the next president

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Now that a president would obtain the confidence of the Egyptian people’s majority, there must be strong cooperation with him in order to build the homeland, achieve honorable living standards, strict justice and disciplined freedom. [Yūhannā Qultah, al-Ahrām, May 23, p. 11] Read original text in Arabic

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Egypt’s new president has to understand the meanings of the January 25, 2011 revolution and successive events and to be aware that the people seek an Egyptian president whose mind keeps on thinking of the nation’s future. [Yūhannā Qultah, al-Ahrām, May 23, p. 11] Read original text in Arabic

Meanwhile, the general secretariat of the Shūrá Council, the upper house of parliament, has set in an initial report five general conditions and 10 criteria for persons seeking the post of chief editors.

The conditions include an experience in the press that is no less than 15 years, the editor must be from the press establishment itself, and not to be more than 60 years of age then. [Muhammad Sālim, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, May 23, p. 3] Read text in Arabic

People’s Assembly member Yāsir al-Qādī submitted a draft on the addition of some articles to the law on sanctity of houses of worship.

“The proposal punishes with three years’ imprisonment and a fine of at least LE10,000 or each of them any person who carried weapons during demonstrations inside house of worship or their courts,” Qādī said on Tuesday (May 22).

He also said that the proposed law would punish the crime of concealing weapons inside houses of worship with a rigorous imprisonment term of five years and a fine of LE100,000. [Bahā’ Mubāshir, al-Ahrām, May 23, p. 9] Read original text in Arabic

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