Egypt president's son drops government job

Omar Mursi quits a human resources post at the Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation.

Egypt president's son drops government job

World Bulletin / News Desk

One of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's sons withdrew from taking up a job with a firm affiliated to the civil aviation ministry on Sunday amid media accusations of nepotism.

Omar Mursi quits a human resources post at the Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation.

Sources at the ministry said the monthly salary for Omar Mursi's position would not have exceeded 900 Egyptian pounds ($130) but activists said it was unfair for the president's son, who graduated last year, to be given a government post when millions of citizens have been jobless for years.

Activists threatened on Sunday to protest outside the civil aviation ministry if the president's son took up his post.

On his Facebook page, Omar Mursi wrote: "I took a test for the position knowing I would be attacked and rumours and lies would be spread about me ... Yet I chose not to complete the paperwork to take up this position.

"The question remains 'How can I find a job in my dear country Egypt?' he said. ($1 = 6.7303 Egyptian pounds)

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