60 Percent of Saudis May Or May Not Own Homes

Financial daily newspaper al-Eqtisadiah has quoted the Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammad al-Jasser as saying that 60 percent of Saudis own houses. These numbers are not up for debate, he reportedly told those at attendance during a meeting held at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry last Wednesday. However, reporting on the same meeting, al-Hayat daily has quoted the minister as saying the complete opposite. According to the newspaper, al-Jasser said that 60 percent of Saudis do not own houses and live in rented homes.

Someone has apparently misquoted the minister. Or not. Or something.