Sri Lankan envoy finds Madinah ‘fascinating’

Updated 09 December 2014
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Sri Lankan envoy finds Madinah ‘fascinating’

* Which particular aspect of Saudi Arabia you like the most?
Saying mashaallah.
* Can you tell us your favorite and oft-repeated Arabic word?
Tayyib.
* Which book is now on your bedside?
A copy of the Holy Qur’an.
* What is your favorite holiday destination?
Sri Lanka.
* What is your dream country where you would like to be posted after leaving Saudi Arabia?
Any Gulf country.
* Which country’s people have you found most friendly?
Arabs.
* How do you react to or deal with anger?
I sit and ponder.
* What is your source of strength during tough times?
Prayers.
* What was your first impression about the Kingdom?
It is a holy country.
* Which Saudi city fascinated you most?
Madinah.
* Your favorite Saudi dish.
Mandi.
* The thing about Kingdom that you will always remember.
My countrymen.
* If you were given only one option between Facebook and Twitter, what would you prefer?
Facebook.
* If you had not become a diplomat, what would have been your profession?
Social worker.
* Is hiding the truth acceptable in diplomacy?
No.
* How do you keep yourself fit?
Daily physical exercise.
* Your favorite restaurant?
Al-Haneez-Salamah in Jeddah.
* What is your favorite weekend activity?
Communicating with the family members.


Saudi Arabian Nazaha’s fight against corruption continues

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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Saudi Arabian Nazaha’s fight against corruption continues

  • 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.