Saudi policeman dies after knife attack in Taif

Sergeant Abdullah Mashari Naif Al-Subaie died after an assailant attacked him with a knife in Taif while on duty. (SPA)
Updated 01 June 2018

Saudi policeman dies after knife attack in Taif

  • The officer was on duty in Al-Jaysh Street in Taif province
  • The attacker had a history of crime

JEDDAH: Sergeant Abdullah Mashari Naif Al-Subaie, serving in traffic administration on Al-Jaysh Street in Taif province, was killed by a bayonet attack at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry security spokesman said in a statement.

The perpetrator tried to escape from security officials using a traffic patrol vehicle. He was arrested after sustaining an injury, resulting in him being taken to hospital for treatment.

Abdul Aziz Sa’ud Sa’ad Al-Musabi Al-Maliki was a repeat offender with a long criminal record, the statement said.

Two security men, one from the Ministry of National Guard, are in a stable condition in hospital. Security authorities are still investigating the attack.


Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

Updated 13 December 2019

Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

RIYADH: The Ministry of Civil Service, through a strategic partnership with the e-government program “Yesser,” has linked central databases with 90 government agencies representing more than 86 percent of public sector employees.

The database connection was secured after the agencies completed the requirements for sending human resources data through the government integration channel according to the classification of groups specified by the ministry.

The ministry, represented by its Digital Transformation Agency, has provided more than 27 electronic services on its website, serving government agencies and public sector employees.

This includes the “Eltizam” (commitment) service to provide human resources data including personnel data, jobs, salaries, qualifications, leave and performance evaluation.

There is also the “My Career Data” platform, which enables civil servants and human resources specialists to review and correct data, providing access to historical career records and administrative transactions.

King Salman recently issued directives to government agencies to complete electronic connectivity with the Ministry of Civil Service, to provide human resources data within 120 days.

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What is Yesser?

It is a program that works as a link among Saudi government agencies in their e-transition journey. Yesser establishes, develops and manages several e-government initiatives and products in Saudi Arabia using the highest technical and security standards.