(MENAFN - Jordan Times) The parliamentary investigation into the Khalid Shahin case heard testimony on Tuesday from Public Security Department (PSD) Director Lt. Gen. Hussein Majali, his assistant for judicial affairs and other officers.
A Lower House statement sent to The Jordan Times yesterday quoted head of the investigative panel Deputy Saleh Lozi (Amman, 5th District) as saying that the panel will continue hearing testimony from eyewitnesses, and urging media outlets to refrain from publishing news about the case while the confidential investigation is ongoing.
Earlier this week, Shahin testified in the case, which the government referred to the Lower House on December 24.
The business tycoon, who was serving a three-year term in prison for bribery and corruption in a case related to the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company expansion project, was allowed to leave the country in February on the basis of a joint medical report signed by doctors from the private and public sectors stating that his obesity-related health condition could not be treated in Jordan.
The case sparked public fury when a news report claimed that Shahin was seen in London "in good shape". He then went to Germany, from where he was brought home after extensive diplomatic and legal efforts. Two ministers resigned over the scandal.