CIB: National Day represents the history of a struggle to establish modern state

Updated 22 September 2017
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CIB: National Day represents the history of a struggle to establish modern state

RIYADH: Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Hussayan, head of the Control and Investigation Body (CIB), said that the Saudi National Day represents the history of a struggle that established its foundations during the period of the late King Abdul Aziz, who united Saudis and established a modern state based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Thus, the culture of construction and civilization in the Kingdom began with the great achievements during his reign that continued during the reign of his sons, Saud, Faisal, Khalid, Fahd and Abdullah, and until the present with the achievements of King Salman.
In his statement to mark the 87th National Day, Al-Hussayan said: “The Kingdom is celebrating its national day and anniversary of establishment, under the reign of King Salman.”
He said: “The achievements and solicitations never stop in order to achieve an overall advancement in the fields of development, services, administration, culture, education and many others. Late King Abdul Aziz made sure to respond to his people’s demands and needs to provide a life of dignity, comfort and security, and took the responsibility to develop all sectors, giving people the opportunity to invest and support the national economy.”
Al-Hussayan added: “The CIB is one of the control bodies that was granted the king’s support. It was financially supported by the right amounts and necessary positions to continue achieving its goals of reform and control.”
The CIB made an annual report of its achievements of the past fiscal year, through its main body and 28 branches in some regions and districts, regarding its control on governmental bodies and the work of governmental and non-governmental authorities that provided services to pilgrims and visitors during Hajj and Umrah seasons.”
Al-Hussayan said that the CIB also investigated and prosecuted administrative and financial violations and continued investigating functional crimes such as bribery, embezzlement, forgery and influence peddling.
He said the CIB acted in cooperation with governmental bodies in executing projects such as building constructio and recruitment and training of staff as part of its efforts to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030. To promote this cooperation, Al-Hussayan said the CIB participated in 75 joint committees. It presided over nine of these committees.
The CIB develops a number of plans to be carried out in governmental bodies each year to ensure their operational efficiency, he added.
The CIB made 58,593 inspection tours of governmental bodies and monitored 577,901 employees to ensure they are not late or absent.
The CIB also inspected rented buildings to ensure that they are rented for the claimed purpose. It reported the violations to relevant authorities, helping them to adopt the right measures.
The CIB followed up on developmental plans and projects funded by the budget, and inspected governmental and private companies that provide various services to pilgrims during Hajj.
Overall, the CIB handled 10,109 criminal and disciplinary cases, of which, 97 percent were satisfactorily resolved.


The rights Saudi women did not know of

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The rights Saudi women did not know of

  • Since the launch of Saudi Vision 2030, the Saudi Justice ministry has addressed all flaws in the system that prevented women from living their lives securely and free from unnecessary hassles
  • No marriage agreement is accepted unless a woman provides a written approval, even if her guardian is her father

JEDDAH: Despite the great steps taken by the Saudi Ministry of Justice to give women a freer and more secure life, many Saudi women still do not have enough knowledge of their rights. 

Therefore, the ministry has started a campaign in cities all over the Kingdom to spread awareness among women of their legal rights. A female-only staff runs public exhibitions to enlighten them about how they are protected in different areas so they can lead their lives in a better way.

“We are using every possible channel to communicate with women to enlighten them about their rights, support them in all aspects to assure their ability to enjoy a secure rightful life,” said Majed Alkhamis, head of media and communication at the Ministry of Justice.

Since the launch of Saudi Vision 2030, the ministry has addressed all flaws in the system that prevented women from living their lives securely and free from unnecessary hassles. Despite all the obstacles, the ministry has succeeded in several areas.

A wife’s rights

The system not only grants the woman the right to sue her husband or ex-husband for alimony or acknowledgment of paternity, but it also allows any women legally living on Saudi soil, regardless of her citizenship or religion, to prosecute her current or former husband even if he is outside Saudi Arabia at the time of the lawsuit. Moreover, the new systems now support divorced women to a whole new level. For example, the system gives priority to a woman’s alimony over her husband’s personal debts.

Marriage agreements

No marriage agreement is accepted unless a woman provides a written approval, even if her guardian is her father. This arrangement grants a woman the freedom to accept a marriage proposal without any influence or coercion. In addition, if a woman is not happy with her marriage, she is free to leave the house of marriage and walk out of the agreement with no law to force her to come back. If she chooses to abandon the marriage her right to alimony will be dropped, but she is still entitled to custody of the children.

No delays

The Ministry of Justice has designed a full female service within its courthouses. 

These services include advisory people who provide free consultations on everything. In addition, these departments support women at all stages up until the execution of any court order to avoid delays and procrastination.

Speedy justice

The law emphasizes the speedy execution of justice in women-related cases.