Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency educates Janadriyah visitors about counterfeit money

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The pavilion shared different information about the coins on display. (SPA)
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The pavilion shared different information about the coins on display. (SPA)
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The pavilion shared different information about the coins on display. (SPA)
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The pavilion shared different information about the coins on display. (SPA)
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The pavilion shared different information about the coins on display. (SPA)
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The pavilion shared different information about the coins on display. (SPA)
Updated 31 December 2018
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Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency educates Janadriyah visitors about counterfeit money

  • Visitors to the pavilion took great interest in the coins used even before the advent of Islam such as the Sassanid dirhams and the Byzantine dinars

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency’s (SAMA) pavilion at the 33rd Janadriyah Festival attracted a huge number of visitors, as the agency sought to educate people about counterfeit currency bills. SAMA representatives at the festival explained different ways to identify fake currency notes.
In addition, several ancient coins belonging to different Islamic periods and countries were put on display. Visitors to the pavilion took great interest in the coins used even before the advent of Islam such as the Sassanid dirhams and the Byzantine dinars. The pavilion shared different information about the coins on display.
The festival is an annual celebration of Saudi heritage and culture. In addition to the events in the capital, poetry nights and other cultural activities are also underway throughout the Kingdom as part of the festival, along with special events at literary and cultural clubs in Jeddah, Najran and Dammam.
Indonesia is the guest of honor country at this year’s festival. Dr. Alwi Shihab, the Indonesian president’s special envoy to the Middle East and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), told Arab News that it was a “privilege” for his nation to be invited by Saudi Arabia to take part in the event, and said it would further strengthen the bond between the two countries.


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.