Sultan Haitham’s 28 royal decrees aim to centralize and empower the government, but they are only the beginning of reforms in the sultanate.
Turki bin Ali al-Balushi
Turki bin Ali al-Balushi is the Oman correspondent at Bloomberg LP and a communications consultant. He has worked for the last 10 years in local and international media and has founded independent media platforms in his native Oman. In 2012, al-Balushi started the first online newspaper in Oman. In 2018, he started the podcast “Al-Sekka” to provide in-depth analysis and interviews.
The first decisions of Oman's new sultan, Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, demonstrate a calm and deliberate ruling style and offer a glimpse into important changes that may be yet to come.