Report violation, get 25% of fine as reward

Mufrej Al-Haqabani. (Reuters)
Updated 27 July 2016
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Report violation, get 25% of fine as reward

RIYADH: Those who report Saudization violations, especially in the IT sector, will be rewarded with the amount equal to the 25 percent of the fine, Mufrej Al-Haqabani, labor and social development minister, has announced it.

The ministry will carry out "community inspections" that allow every individual to report Saudization violations in the IT and other sectors as soon as the goal of hundred percent Saudization of the IT sector starts at the beginning of September.
"According to regulations, the minister can allocate rewards that amount to 25 percent of the value of the violation fee," said the minister.
Al-Haqabani said young Saudis have proved their ability in the IT sector. “They are a source of pride and their participation in the IT market is fantastic and professional. I thank all our sons and daughters who proved they were capable to grasp the opportunities they were given," he said.
Al-Haqabani stressed that Vision 2030 aims for the improvement of the work environment, reduce unemployment and increase the participation of women in the labor market.
Regarding the issue of shops closing at 9 p.m. to boost women’s employment, Al-Haqabani said women can work in all places under two main conditions: Safety and appropriate work.
"If these rules are taken into account, then a working woman would be essential to the modern development of the Kingdom. It stands to lose if women do not effectively participate in the labor market,” said the minister.


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.