IMF U-Turn in Jordan Shows Egypt Need to Engage Public on Policy
“Mohammad al-Sheikh was among hundreds of Jordanians who joined protests against an increase in fuel prices, pushing King Abdullah II to scrap a policy aimed at meeting pledges to the International Monetary Fund.
‘The government increased the prices in secret, like it was afraid of something,’ al-Sheikh, an air conditioning salesman, said in an interview in Amman, explaining why he joined a street protest for the first time in his life. ‘This is provocative. We have the right to know.’