Saudi Attorney General heads gathering of legal chiefs

Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mua’jab meets with the heads of public prosecution offices from throughout the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 08 February 2019
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Saudi Attorney General heads gathering of legal chiefs

  • The meeting reviewed the offices’ recent achievements which included the advancement of technology

Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mua’jab on Thursday led a meeting of the heads of Public Prosecution offices from throughout the Kingdom.

The latest periodic gathering of the legal chiefs, held in Makkah, began with Al-Mua’jab thanking King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their unlimited support to the work of the country’s Public Prosecution service.

The meeting reviewed the offices’ recent achievements which included the advancement of technology, implementation of national reform programs, and playing a key role in protecting public money through corruption cases. 

Mua’jab highlighted the need to ensure transparency in all dealings with clients and said the Public Prosecution offices had a responsibility, wherever possible, to simplify the criminal prosecution system and the management of proceedings. 

The attorney general also pointed to efforts being made to enhance the legal culture and community partnerships and stressed the importance of giving the swiftest-possible attention to the issues of prisoners and detainees. 

Al-Mua’jab hailed the relationship between the Public Prosecution’s branches and government agencies.


MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

Updated 26 min 57 sec ago
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MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

  • Interns will work on entertainment mega-project
  • Program open to university seniors and new graduates

RIYADH: A new internship program for young Saudis has been launched in the Kingdom, following a partnership between Misk Foundation and the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).

The program runs from June 16 to Aug. 31, 2019, and provides an opportunity for university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya, an entertainment mega-project located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Interns will have the chance to work at Qiddiya’s corporate offices alongside professionals from around the world and will be placed across 12 departments.

They will learn and develop skills that are required to succeed in their professional lives.

They will also gain exposure to QIC’s culture and learn from executives with over 20 years of experience across several sectors. 

QIC CEO Mike Reininger said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors. This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.” 

Application to the program is open for those with fewer than two years of professional experience. Candidates must show strong academic credentials and submit a short video as part of their application.

King Salman led the Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony in front of a global audience last April.

The project is aimed at helping to stem the $30 billion a year which Saudis currently spend abroad on tourism, and has the backing of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.

It targets local, regional and international tourists and will be Saudi Arabia’s preeminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination.

It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with a total area of 334 square kilometers, surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, which is only 110 sq. km.