Four royal orders were issued today.:
- The first order cut ministers' salaries by 20% and members of the Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura) by 15%.
- The second royal order cuts the annual housing and car allowances for members of the Consultative Council by 15%.
- The third royal order exempts active duty military, intelligence and security personnel stationed along the southern borders or abroad from pay and benefit cuts.
- The fourth royal order suspends car allowances to senior government officials until the end of the fiscal year and requires ministers to pay their own land and mobile phone bills effective Oct. 2, 2016.