Media attack on Mursi baseless

Updated 02 December 2012
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Media attack on Mursi baseless

Western media campaign, especially Aljazeera news channel, against the newly elected Mursi government in Egypt is baseless and rude. It is unjustified to compare the present democratically elected Egyptian government with the former Mubarak regime, the officials of which are alleging that Mursi is acting like a dictator, thus harming judiciary and legal system.

Unfortunately the famous Tahrir Square is being used by the vested interest for scoring political points and destabilizing the present government.
While proposing for the recent constitutional amendments, Mursi did not act alone.

The Egyptian Parliament elected by people has tabled and approved the new amendment in constitution. The matter is now going to the president and finally the public would decide whether constitutional changes are part of constitution or not. People’s expectations like unemployment are high, but the reality is that no one can solve the last 40 years’ problem in just a few days.

Only a few days ago the Egyptian president played a vital role in reaching truce between Israel and Hamas drawing much appreciation by the whole world for Mursi. President Mursi and most of the elected members are highly educated and have capability to face economic and political challenges. — Khawaja Umer FarooqJeddah

 


Cartoon in bad taste

Updated 07 August 2017
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Cartoon in bad taste

I wish to use my “right of reply” to complain about the unfortunate caricature that appeared on Aug. 5, 2017, in your well-known newspaper. The cartoon represents President Nicolas Maduro sitting on a military tank and a hand coming out of the tank’s cannon writing on a book titled “New Constitution.” Such a caricature is offensive to my country.
What the caricature seems to imply is that President Maduro wants to rewrite a new constitution with the power of arms. This is totally false. It is immoral to give your readers such a forged image of Venezuela and its constitutionally- and democratically-elected government.
The revision of our constitution, which is among the best in the world, is mainly to reinforce it and make it more adaptable to the new times. It is not an imposition of our president; it has been backed by more than 8 million Venezuelans and has the objective of re-establishing the peace process that has been trampled by a violent opposition backed by interested foreign countries that pretend to give orders to our sovereign populace.
I fail to understand why some international media report fake news about my country, with the purpose of undermining our sovereignty, and the people of Venezuela’s absolute right to decide, in a free and independent manner, how it wants to conduct its internal affairs.
I invite your newspaper to inform about our country with the truth and the same respect that we, in Venezuela, treat to our brothers of Saudi Arabia.

Joseba Achutegui
Ambassador of Venezuela
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia