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.


Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

Updated 14 November 2018
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Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

  • The prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first deputy prime minister and minister of defense, has met the families of members of the armed and security forces killed in the line of duty.
At the start of the reception, at the Royal Court on Nov. 13, the prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed and the ruler’s pride in their sacrifices in defense of their religion and homeland. Prince Mohammed said many other families of fallen officers were not present at the gathering but that efforts would be made to meet them all, and that all families of fallen and wounded servicemen are cherished.
“We have assigned departments concerned with the families of the martyrs of the duty, wherever they are, to fulfill their requirements and to communicate with them, and we are in fact” one united family, the crown prince said.
He added that he was pleased to meet the families, and asked God to welcome those who had died, heal the injured, bless the efforts of the armed forces and security forces, and guide them to victory and success.
The families expressed happiness at meeting the crown prince and asked him to convey their greetings and appreciation to King Salman. Prince Mohammed was joined at the reception by other members of the royal family and officials.