the danger of talking to strangers
Recently, a bill was enacted governing the activities of political societies, ( parties are not allowed and the word is still a taboo). It was left to the honourable Minister of Justice to issue the detailed regulations. Last Wednesday he did, in a string of 4 orders. Order 4 lists 7 conditions for the authorities to approve a contact between a local political society and a foreign political party. Some excerpts .
Order No 4/ 2005 Governing Contacts between Political Societies and Foreign Political Paties or Organisations
Without prejudice to relevant laws, a contact between a political society and a foreign political party or organization may be established in accordance with the following rules:
1. The foreign political party or organization must not hold objectives hostile or opposing to the principles and provisions of the Constitution and the Charter of National Action of the
4. The contact must not infringe upon the independence and security of the
The political society shall give an advance notice to the Minister of Justice, advising him of the name and nationality of the foreign political party or organization to be contacted, at least three working days prior to such contact.