Can fighting corruption help Arab states sell painful economic reforms?
By Taylor Luck, Correspondent
And in Jordan, the government seized on the production and smuggling of counterfeit name-brand cigarettes to launch its own anti-corruption campaign. King Abdullah even issued a rare address to the Jordanian cabinet declaring “we will break the back of corruption.”
“No-one is above the law, no matter who he or she is,” the king told the ministers, adding, “The message to all is that this is a red line.”