Writers' Workshop 11月号
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Though worldwide financial and crude oil market had
paid little attention, King Fahd bin Abdulaziz of
Saudi Arabia died on 1st August and Prince Abdullah,
who is half brother of Fahd, succeeded to the throne
of this oil-rich kingdom. King Fahd had been on his
back for ten years, and distanced himself from center
of the political stage. Prince Abdullah, in effect,
had been had real power of the national politics.
Though the smooth succession to the throne is emphasized,
it can be said that latent tension and feud inside
the house of Saudi, which has been reigning as monarch
for seventy years, are hidden behind the scenes.
Experts point out that social tension has been rising
in the country. Feudal system and ultraconservative
religious groups are maintaining fragile balance with
pressure from outside world, which urges modernization.
In Saudi Arabia, the number of people who has educated
and become to know the trend of the world is increasing.
On the one hand, the people want to reflect people's
voices in the politics. On the other, the elite of ruling
class extremely fear such changes. The economic situation
is also critical. Most of the national wealth is siphoned
into the kingdom, and the unemployment rate is hovering
at a high revel despite the abundant oil resources. (本多)
ラベル: NHK Radio Business English