31.01.2011 26.Shevat, 5771
Mubarak tells new PM to cut prices, blames rioting on Islamists
In a letter read aloud on television, Mubarak tells his newly appointed Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to ease the country's economic crisis but ignores widespread calls to step down.
President Hosni Mubarak, facing a popular revolt against his rule, ordered his new cabinet on Sunday to preserve subsidies, control inflation and provide more jobs, state television reported.
Although he acknowledged the grievances of the demonstrators, he blamed the Muslim Brotherhood opposition movement for the disorder and looting of recent days, saying that Islamists had "striven to cause chaos"….