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Khaled Abu Tomeh

 
Read Khaled Abu Toameh: Jordan' s King Abdullah needs to wake up - Fast

In the end he will have to fire himself

posted Feb 21, 2012

Facing growing criticism over lack of reforms and transparency, Jordan's King Abdullah has announced an unprecedented crackdown on corruption, sending a number of his former top government officials to prison.

But the clampdown has only increased the appetite of the Jordanians, who continue to press for harsher measures against senior officials suspected of embezzling public funds and abusing their powers.

The king's hitherto unsuccessful attempts to appease the protesters are designed first and foremost to prevent the Arab Spring from infiltrating the kingdom.

http://www.stonegateinstitute.org/2846/jordan-king-abdullah-corruption

 
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