Ex-Jeddah mayor gets 5 years for corruption

Updated 05 October 2012
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Ex-Jeddah mayor gets 5 years for corruption

JEDDAH: The head of the third criminal department in Jeddah’s administrative court sentenced the former mayor of Jeddah five years in jail and fined him SR 100,000 for accepting bribes, failing to deliver on his duties and wasting public money.
The defendant remained silent after the sentencing, but later said he did not agree with the verdict.
During the trial, the judge asked the defendant what actions he took after realizing that a 1000-meter-long pipeline costing SR 70 million was installed in the wrong location by a national contracting company. He replied that he wrote a letter to his department, but the judge showed him a copy of that letter in which there was no mention of the project being located in the wrong place.
The judge also confronted the defendant about a car he received from a contracting company. The defendant replied that he did not know it was given by the company, as he asked the company about it and was assured that it wasn’t from them.

 


Sharm El-Sheikh main road named after King Salman

Updated 26 April 2019
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Sharm El-Sheikh main road named after King Salman

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt: The main road in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh has been named after King Salman, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Khaled Fouda, governor of South Sinai, made the announcement during a ceremony to mark the 37th anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day.

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Egypt Osama Nugali, who is also the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Arab League, participated in the event.

Nugali thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for bestowing the honor on King Salman.