King Meets with MPs, Anti-Graft Chief: Countering Corruption Restores Public Confidence

His Majesty Praises House Efforts, Stresses Importance of Cooperation with Gov’t, Underlines Criticality of Unified Stand for Palestinians

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  • His Majesty King Abdullah II in meet with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and members of the Permanent Office, alongside the heads of Parliamentary Committees
  • His Majesty King Abdullah II in meet with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and members of the Permanent Office, alongside the heads of Parliamentary Committees
  • His Majesty King Abdullah II meeting with the Chief of the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission, Dr Mohammad Allaf

AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II, in two separate meetings, convened with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and members of the Permanent Office, alongside the heads of Parliamentary Committees, before meeting with the Chief of the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission today, Sunday, at the Husseiniyah Palace in Amman.

The King praised the performance of the House during the most recent extraordinary sessions, and said that Jordan must stand united.

“Jordan is my tribe” said the King, and “Jordanians must stand together".

His Majesty reaffirmed that we must consolidate the Jordanian stance in support of the Palestinian people’s cause, which is no less Jordan’s.

In His meet with the anti-graft chief, Dr Mohammad Allaf, to receive the Commission’s annual report, His Majesty said that the Commission’s work is indispensable.

The King highlighted that countering corruption helps restore public confidence in the state and its institutions.

More so, He underscored the importance of working alongside the respective authorities to develop legislation and polices to aid in the anti-corruption effort.

According to the Commission’s report, 1,241 complaints have been filed in 2016, 165 of them were investigated.

Reprimanding measures were also enforced in 487 complaint cases, as opposed to 432 cases, which have been found baseless in regards to corruption of procedural violations.

Meanwhile, 157 cases are still under investigation.

In 2016, the Commission addressed a total of 635 investigation cases, including current and previous ones, out of which 151 were transferred to the Attorney General’s office.

Additionally, the Chief of the anti-graft commission presented to His Majesty the Commission’s primary achievements during the year 2016.

Chief among their achievements are the launch of the National Anti-Graft Strategy 2017-2025, and the establishment of the Commission’s supporting department.

On another note, the Commission also called for the amendment of the unlawful earnings legislation, to help with the corruption identification and containment efforts.

Every year, the Commission submits a report to His Majesty, to follow up on the advancement of reform efforts.

(Petra)

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