Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Egypt looks to increase funding for security forces in anticipation of more food riots

As the price of food continues to soar without respite, the Egyptian government is planning to increase funding for security forces to quell any resultant civil unrest, World Tribune.com reported Tuesday.

Unsatisfied with the $220 million already allocated to the Interior Ministry for security purposes, Deputy Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Jihad Yusuf requested more, citing increased labor unrest and bread shortages. He also noted that Egypt purchases its security equipment in the euro, which has risen substantially over the dollar in the last year.

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