Saudi regional governor launches public ethics campaign

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Prince Turki bin Talal bin AbdulAziz, governor of Asir, has launched a public ethics campaign in the Kingdom. (SPA)
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Prince Turki bin Talal bin AbdulAziz, governor of Asir, has launched a public ethics campaign in the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 01 November 2019

Saudi regional governor launches public ethics campaign

  • Involves list of required standards of behavior, adopted by Saudi leadership
  • Induction campaign was launched in schools and institutions

ABHA: A public ethics campaign aimed at promoting traditional Saudi values and respect has been launched by Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz.
A list of required standards of behavior, adopted by the Saudi leadership, showed that the Kingdom had “principles, traditions, and values that we are proud of and that we rely on to look for a better future by the will of God,” he said.
Speaking at the launch of an induction campaign of the list, Prince Turki said: “All of us whether officials, citizens, or residents, are required to stick to these values, traditions, good behavior, and respect of others, and to be role models with our high Islamic values that we coexist by.”
He noted that there was no longer room for misbehaving, “for now we go back to public ethics that your fathers and grandfathers stuck to.”
Prof. Mohammed Al-Omari, of King Khalid University, said that the majority of society stuck to Islamic values in their public ethics and from their upbringing.
Following the launch, director of Asir Police, Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Maghlouth, outlined the list, its concept, and 19 sanctions endorsed through joint coordination between the Ministry of Interior and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH).
He said the list, effective throughout Asir, applied to those who breached its ethics in public places and caused damage to visitors.
As well as being publicized in all regions, an induction campaign was launched in schools and institutions to introduce and raise awareness of the objectives of the list.


Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Updated 14 August 2020

Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Fahad Al-Azzam has been the assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Ministry of Health since September 2019.
He has also been the general manager for enterprise at the ministry’s project management office since July 2016, where he developed and implemented a standard set of project management processes and models, and built the framework and updated it to account for developments and best practices.
It was announced on Monday that Al-Azzam’s role as assistant deputy minister for empowerment has been extended for another year.
Al-Azzam obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2007. He studied abroad in the US, obtaining a master’s degree in engineering and technology management from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 2014.
Prior to his current position, Al-Azzam worked as a cooperative trainee at the Saudi Electricity Co. between May and October 2006.
At the Advanced Electronics Co., he worked as an assistant field service engineer between July 2007 and May 2009, and technical support and field service engineer between May 2009 and December 2010.
At the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, he worked as senior electrical engineer at their radiation safety department between January 2011 and February 2015.
He developed a safety program for exporting and importing electronics devices to and from Saudi Arabia and worked at controlling the risk resulting from the use of radiation-emitting devices. He also worked there as a project manager at their project management office between February 2015 and July 2016.