Nazaha report of corruption at Al-Jouf University

Updated 20 November 2012
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Nazaha report of corruption at Al-Jouf University

Three cases of financial corruption, power abuse and the misuse of university property, released by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), are related to the one individual, said Ismael Al-Bishri, director general of Al-Jouf University.
The report by Nazaha was handed over to the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution on Saturday and detailed violations committed by the university and one of its employees.
The report shows the university is in violation of a number of regulations including the disbursement of transportation allowances to employees who also receive university vehicles.
One staff member was found to be receiving an accommodation allowance in addition to being provided with a home by the university. The same individual received three university vehicles. He is suspected of abusing his position, employing relatives and including them in the university’s internal scholarship program.
Al-Bishri said the university has some problems and he is determined to tackle the violations thoroughly.
He denied employees use university vehicles for their own personal use. “Cars are provided to those whose work requires them to travel,” he said, adding he cannot force them to use their own cars.
He said: “The violations outlined in the Nazaha report were committed before I was appointed. All officials are determined to combat corruption, and I am one of them.”


Saudi aid agency steps up relief work on Yemen’s west coast

Updated 22 April 2018
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Saudi aid agency steps up relief work on Yemen’s west coast

  • KSRelief has carried out more than 200 relief programs and projects had been carried out by the center in Yemen
  • Yemeni government bewails world silence on abuses committed by Iranian-backed Houthi militia 

JEDDAH: King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Aid Center (KSRelief) has distributed 2,000 bags of wheat to displaced people from the western coast of Hodeida governorate to Aden as part of welfare operations in Yemen.
Yemen’s Minister of Local Administration and Higher Relief Committee chairman Abdul Raqeeb Fatah said KSRelief was seen as a beacon for humanitarian work.
More than 200 relief programs and projects had been carried out by the center in Yemen.
The Yemeni government condemned the silence of the UN and the international community on abuses committed by Iranian-backed Houthi militia against people in the Al-Hima area of Taiz governorate.
Rebels had continued indiscriminate shelling of Hima’s villages, forcing people from their homes, Fatah said. Fatah said the militia’s crimes in Taiz districts were contrary to international law. He called on the global community and humanitarian organizations to take a firm position on all Houthi crimes.
Yesterday, KSRelief distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.