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Senate passes higher education, railway, roads laws, calls for social unity

 

The Jordan Times

 

AMMAN — During its last meeting of the second ordinary session on Thursday, the Senate endorsed three laws as received from the Lower House, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
 
They included the Higher Education Institutions Accreditation 2018, the temporary law of the Jordan Railway Corporation 2010, and the 2009 Roads Law.
 
A Royal Decree was issued on Wednesday, proroguing the Parliament’s Senate and Lower House second ordinary session as of May 12.
 
Under Article 34 of the Constitution, the King has the power to convene, inaugurate, adjourn and prorogue the Parliament.
 
At the opening of the session, Senate President Feisal Fayez called for firmly confronting the social "worrying" phenomena of violence, disregarding the state prestige, spreading hate speech and interfering in the privacy of individuals.
 
Fayez stressed that the rule of law is "the basis of social security and rights protection".
 
The president called on the government to accelerate the approval of the Cyber Crimes Law and sending it to Parliament in order to stop the violations currently practiced on social media. "This will send a message to violators that their heinous acts are punishable crimes."
 
The president stressed that leaving such crimes unpunished, which include fabricating news and attributing them to national figures, would undermine the rule of law, encourage outlaws and create chaos. 
 

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