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Monday, 22 October 2018

Another humdrum night on the airwaves

It was another humdrum night on the airwaves, with no particular topic dominating the conversation.

Ration card holders have until 7 November to update their data or risk being purged from welfare rolls, Supply Minister Ali El Moselhy said during an appearance on El Hekaya with Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 2:46). He also reassured viewers that the price of state-subsidized bread will not be rising anytime soon (watch, runtime: 2:03).

Algeria’s ban on the niqab in public sector workplaces inspired House Rep. Ghada El Agami to propose a similar measure in Egypt. She told Masaa DMC that the she believes the full face veil has more cons than pros and framed it as a security issue. She said other MPs share her views. Azhar Scholar Khaled El Gendy, however, was against the move, saying that the niqab is a matter of personal preference (watch, runtime: 13:05).

Finance Minister Mohamed Maait was the subject of Eman El Hosary’s praise on Masaa DMC. The host lauded a recent speech he gave in Sharqeya, which she described as “inspirational,” specifically to the youth population, as the minister shared stories from his own childhood (watch, runtime: 5:24).

Meanwhile, Water Holding Company Chairman Mamdouh Raslan talked water conservation on Hona Al Asema (watch, runtime: 29:58).

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