The return of bullying and extortion at the Meknes road station, authority officials victimized by fraud Other headlines in the Friday papers

A group of individuals, mostly with criminal records, posing as intermediaries or “courtiers,” have been harassing, extorting, and defrauding passengers and bus owners at the Meknes bus station, according to the newspaper “Al Massae.” This resurgence of bullying and extortion activities has raised concerns, especially with the approaching Eid al-Adha holiday.

Shishaoua: Local Authorities Targeted in Scam Attempt:

Five local authorities (mukeddams and sheikhs) under the Sidi Mokhtar command in the Shishaoua province were victims of a scam attempt. An unknown individual contacted them by phone, claiming to represent the Ministry of Interior and requesting their bank card numbers under the guise of new salary-related benefits.

Transparency Morocco Launches Governance Observatory:

Transparency Morocco, an anti-corruption association, has established a governance observatory named “Observatory of the Post-Atlas Earthquake Reconstruction Program.” Supported by the German Heinrich Böll Foundation, this observatory aims to monitor the reconstruction program following the 2012 Atlas Earthquake.

Marrakech Court Postpones Trial of Fishmongers:

The criminal chamber of the Marrakech Court of First Instance postponed the trial of four individuals accused of selling rotten fish at the Jemaa el-Fnaa market until July 1st. The suspects were arrested after authorities seized quantities of spoiled fish in their possession.

Eid al-Adha: A Social Custom or Religious Obligation?

The newspaper ” بيان اليوم” questioned the feasibility of celebrating Eid al-Adha this year due to the challenging economic conditions faced by many Moroccans, particularly with the rising prices of sacrificial animals. Islamic scholar Mohamed Abdelwahab Rafiki noted that Eid al-Adha has become more of a social custom than a religious rite and urged society to interpret religious texts historically. He emphasized that Eid al-Adha is a recommended practice, not a mandatory one, and that well-off individuals have the choice to perform the sacrifice or not, especially those with limited income or facing poverty.

Jdid: International Conference on 3D Printing Held:

The Higher School of Education and Training and the National School of Applied Sciences in Jdid, in partnership with the Higher School of Technology in Sidi Bennour, organized an international conference on 3D printing. Experts and academics from around the world participated in the conference to discuss the latest advancements and applications in 3D printing technology, focusing on its potential to enhance practical education and provide innovative solutions in engineering, medical,

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