Newsbrief: King Salmon of Saudi Arabia cuts ministers’ salaries

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by Ian Keating
edited by Shawn Ellertson

Saudi Arabia gave salary cuts to ministers and some financial perks to public sector workers on Saturday April 22nd, according to the New York Times.

This is cutting 20 percent of the salaries for the ministers.

The cuts have led to gambling, with now two thirds of employed workers for the state now gambling.

Saudi Arabia has had financial trouble with oil prices being so low. This is a move to balance the budget and keep the population happy with benefits.

King Salmon has given more power to his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Bin Salman is the head of the defense ministry and the heir to the throne. He is trying to make Saudi Arabia more modern and not base the economy off oil.

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