[05/November/2004] Al-Thawry, opposition weekly mouthpiece of the Yemeni Socialist Party published a leading article, by exe-vice chairman of the Yemeni Revolution Leadership Council, Dr Abdul-Rahman Al-Baidhani, dealt with the corruption problem.
Dr Al-Baidhani talked about corruption and corruptors as a very old phenomenon well known throughout the humankind history irrespective of the forms of political regimes. He said “ we should not be proud that we toppled the theocratic political system and set up the republican one because the problem is not with the form of the regime but in its capacity to lead the peoples into prosperity and welfare”.
The writer went on reciting his arguments that corruption is begetting backwardness , poverty, unemployment and tyranny. “ Corruption usually brings about mismanagement , misuse of the public authority and stealing the public fund. Consequently there used to be two types of corruptors, high rank officials and lower officers”. He said.
Al-Baidhani stated that , while he was holding the office as member of the revolution leadership council , he suggested the capital penalty as a punishment for the state’s officers who committed the bribery after their salaries being redoubled to meet their needs. I signed on a republican decree of two articles.
The first one redoubling the states officers, policemen and military salaries.
Second article, applying the capital penalty on the one who committed bribery.