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PM urges investors to report threats, blackmailing

By JT - Jan 18,2018 - Last updated at Jan 18,2018

Prime Minister Hani Mulki

AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Thursday said that protecting investors from assaults and other “intolerable” acts is an inherent approach in government policies that does not come only as a reaction to a specific incident, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During a meeting with 40 investors and representatives of relevant institutions, Mulki stressed that the government would not tolerate violations against investors carried out by "outlaws" and will apply the law to "all".

He said that the government would take firm measures during the few coming days against blackmailing and assaulting investors.

The premier called on the investors to report any blackmailing to the concerned agencies, which will investigate and take action.

He noted that His Majesty King Abdullah has directed the Interior Ministry and security bodies to take the necessary measures to restore the confidence of investors.  

The prime minister has recently formed a ministerial committee tasked with protecting investors against assaults and violations, according to Petra, few days after a top executive at a factory outside Amman was beaten by a group of locals. 

The committee, comprising the interior, labour, investment affairs and industry ministers, has been tasked to take the legal and administrative measures against any person that would commit acts of aggression against guest investors.

 

Mulki noted that the government would enhance the presence of security staff at investment zones across the Kingdom.

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