You Can See Right Through Transparency in Jordan

Jordan’s King Abdullah awards the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence in Government Performance and Transparency, which the Jordanian government says “is considered the highest award of excellence for the public sector on the national level.”

But whoopsie…

It seems the king has bought “an international luxury property empire worth well in excess of $100m,” and “has disguised his ownership through a series of offshore companies incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)….” 

But see, “The monarch says he owns his property in a personal capacity.”

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