CITC probes only on government request

Updated 02 June 2015
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CITC probes only on government request

RIYADH: Deputy Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission for Legal Competition Affairs Deif Allah Al-Zahrani said the commission does not investigate any fake accounts, nor those aimed at fraudulent activity, unless the authorities concerned request investigation into a specific account or mobile number.
He said the commission's role is to provide technical support to the authorities and it does not initiate investigation without an official request.
As for the rise of fake accounts used to raise funds through fraudulent activities, he said the commission sets strict penalties for impersonation or defamation of others through such “information crimes,” as well as takes the initiative in raising awareness among users about cyber crimes, IT crimes and associated risks.
According to information crime regulations, the penalty for obtaining money through fraudulent behavior, such as creating a false account, using a false identify or incorrect information, is imprisonment for up to three years, a fine of up to SR2 million, or both.


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

Updated 24 June 2019
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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.