Saudi Shoura Council to discuss proposal for whistleblower protection

Updated 19 November 2017
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Saudi Shoura Council to discuss proposal for whistleblower protection

RIYADH: The campaign against corruption will be ramped up next week if and when the Shoura Council discusses a proposal for the protection of whistleblowers.
The council will discuss a proposal on the “System for the Protection of Whistleblowers on Financial and Administrative Corruption.”
The proposal was submitted by Dr. Mu’adi Al-Madhhab under Article 23 of the Shoura Council and it gives protection to whistleblowers from harassment.
The proposal also aims to promote the integrity and protection of whistleblowers from exclusion, dysfunction, administrative abuse or retaliation in their work environment by their respective organizations, superiors and colleagues in the event that their identities are divulged.
“The aim of the proposal is to reduce complaints and malicious statements, and to increase citizens’ trust in the various organs of state,” local media reported.
If and when the proposal materializes, it’s expected that it will attract foreign investors by creating an attractive investment environment that encourages investors, in line with Vision 2030 plan.
The proposal will make investors feel secure about their money because of the system that help preserve their rights and increase their confidence in work mechanisms and a system that raises the level of integrity.


Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

Updated 3 min 48 sec ago
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Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

JEDDAH: A baby boy was born at a holy site in Saudi Arabia while Muslim pilgrims were performing Hajj rituals on Monday.

A Saudi Press Agency report said a Jordanian woman gave birth to the baby at the Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital in Arafat .

Arafat, about 20 kilometers southeast of Makkah, is where Muslims performing Hajj go to pray on the ninth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar for the most important part of the pilgrimage. 

The father named the child "Wadah" after the director of the hospital for his kind care and attention, the report said.

It added that the hospital's medical staff provided medical care for the child and his mother, who are both in good health.