Saudi Public Prosecution: Tweet on corruption in Haramain station includes ‘false information’

Cars drive by as thick smoke billows from the Haramain high-speed train station in Jeddah on September 29, 2019, after a fire broke out in the station. (AFP)
Updated 03 October 2019

Saudi Public Prosecution: Tweet on corruption in Haramain station includes ‘false information’

  • The blaze lasted for 15 hours in the upper part of the station

RIYADH: A Saudi Public Prosecution official source has said that the monitoring unit observed a Twitter user repeatedly tweeting about suspected corruption related to the control and fire systems of the Haramain high-speed railway station in Jeddah, claiming he had documents proving the allegation.

The source said that the person who wrote the tweets was summoned by the department investigating these crimes to verify his allegations but it turned out he had no documents proving his claims. It was also discovered that he never submitted any documents to the Public Prosecution concerning the matter.

The Public Prosecution also concluded through the course of the probe that the person had been investigated in previous criminal cases.

In addition, the person who posted the tweets was fired from his job due to labor procedures before he reported alleged embezzlement cases. The company that employed him is not in any way involved in the implementation of the Sulaymaniyah train station project in Jeddah.

The Public Prosecution said that it will verify whether there is any criminal suspicion in the incident in accordance with regulations and instructions, while remaining committed to the principles of transparency and neutrality.

A devastating fire tore through the Haramain station at Sulaymaniyah in Jeddah on Sunday, injuring 11 people. The blaze lasted for 15 hours in the upper part of the station, but fire doors protected other floors.

The fire did not damage the track, or its electricity supply systems. This will enable train services to run through the damaged station without stopping, while repair work continues.


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  • Saudi Arabia seeks to create a culture of tolerance in order to fight extremism and bring about international security and peace

RIYADH: King Salman received on Monday princes, the country’s grand mufti, scholars and citizens who came to greet him.
The Saudi leadership is working to bridge communication gaps between the government and citizens.
In recent years, the Kingdom has encouraged government officials to improve the quality of their services and to meet the needs of every citizen.
Saudi Arabia also seeks to create a culture of tolerance in order to fight extremism and bring about international security and peace.
In addition, the Kingdom aims to meet high standards of transparency and accountability in the country.