Saudi Shoura approves study to add law to punish daredevils in extreme weather conditions

Updated 15 November 2017
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Saudi Shoura approves study to add law to punish daredevils in extreme weather conditions

RIYADH: The Shoura Council on Tuesday approved a proposed study to add a new article to the Civil Defense Law to punish daredevils in extreme weather conditions.

The proposed article will hold any person involved in actions that threaten their life, money, companions, or a third party accountable, and will have them punished according to the provisions of the Civil Defense Law.

Civil Defense personnel, volunteers and people in similar positions will be excluded.

In its report, the Security Committee explained that the proposed article aims to protect people’s lives by imposing penalties in the absence of a law that punishes daredevils who risk their lives and the lives of others.

The committee also explained that the Civil Defense Law lacks an article that punishes reckless daredevil who risk their lives and the lives of others during extreme weather events.

The Shoura Council’s decision was made during its 65th ordinary session.

Proposing this article was a necessity due to what has been witnessed and reported by the media, especially social media, about daredevil adventures that usually end badly, in addition to society’s growing resentment of this phenomenon.


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.