A big problem has arisen in Jordan and if it isn’t stopped it could potentially amount to a constitutional crisis. In Amman, King Abdullah II reportedly ordered the arrests of scores of people on Saturday against the backdrop of an alleged coup plot. His Majesty, per per reports, also ordered that a former crown prince remain his home amid investigations into who was responsible.
The Washington Post reports that nearly 20 people were arrested and the Prince was ordered to remain in his home by the military. The government however claims that the Prince was not arrested though he did get a visit by the military.
That former Prince has been identified as Prince Hamzah. In a video obtained by the BBC, Hamzah had this to say about the apparent breakdown in governance in the area.
“I am not the person responsible for the breakdown in governance, the corruption and for the incompetence,” he said in the video, adding, “It has reached a point where no one is able to speak or express opinion on anything without being bullied, arrested, harassed and threatened