Saudi justice ministry launches audiovisual recording of court hearings in Makkah

Updated 25 November 2019

Saudi justice ministry launches audiovisual recording of court hearings in Makkah

  • The initiative’s goal is to streamline judicial work and enable the review of proceedings by the parties and judges

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Justice has launched in the Makkah region the second phase of its initiative to make audiovisual recordings of court hearings.

The introduction of the system in the region follows the successful completion of phase one in Riyadh.

“The first phase has covered over 77,000 hearings at 15 judicial departments in two months,” a ministry statement said. “The Criminal Court topped the list with nearly 45,000 recorded hearings, followed by the General Court with over 26,000, and the Labor Court with nearly 5,000.”

For easy search and access, the recording system ties hearings to their time through the Najiz court system. The initiative’s goal is to streamline judicial work and enable the review of proceedings by the parties and judges, and most importantly, by the Supreme Judicial Council.


Muslim World League chief lays foundation stone for Islamic museum in Jakarta

Updated 29 February 2020

Muslim World League chief lays foundation stone for Islamic museum in Jakarta

JAKARTA: A museum dedicated to Prophet Muhammad and the history of Islamic civilization will soon rise in the Indonesian capital.

Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), laid the foundation stone for the Jakarta branch of the Museum of the Life of the Prophet and Islamic Civilization on Feb. 28, 2020, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

An MWL post on Twitter said the museum will feature lush gardens in one of the most visited area in the city.

Al-Issa was quoted by SPA as saying that Jakarta would become the first branch of the Madinah international museum, hosting a variety of events, debates, training sessions, conferences, forums and seminars.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, Al-Issa and his delegation met with the Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia, Essam bin Abed Al-Thaqafi.

The meeting was also attended by the Kingdom’s deputy envoy to the southeast Asian country, and Saudi embassy staff.