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Jordan prince criticises income tax law

Prince Hamzah Bin AlHussein, half-brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah II [Wikipedia]

Prince Hamzah Bin AlHussein, half-brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, yesterday criticised the newly approved income tax law and called for priority to be given to reforming the administrative system and fighting corruption.

“Perhaps the beginning should be correcting the public sector’s failed management approach, taking serious action to combat rampant corruption and rebuild trust between the citizen and the state, and not returning to the citizen’s pocket again and again to correct the accumulated mistakes, unless the intention is to push the country towards the abyss,” he wrote on Twitter.

READ: Jordan government releases amended income tax bill

The Jordanian prince’s remarks received mixed reactions on social media, while commentators warned of possible protests as a result of the new law, others saw his comments as support for their plight.

The Jordanian government approved on Monday the amended income tax draft bill sending it to the parliament for endorsement.

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