156 women and men appointed to Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution

Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution has gotten a boost with the appointment as investigators. (SPA file photo)
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Updated 02 June 2020

156 women and men appointed to Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution

RIYADH: King Salman on Monday issued a royal decree appointing 156 men and women with the rank of investigative lieutenant to Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution.

The decree comes within the framework of the king’s support to the Public Prosecution and efforts to achieve more stability and prosperity for the public judicial system, Attorney General Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mua’jab said.

Al-Mua’jab also said the move highlighted the “great prestige and status of women” in providing them the opportunity to work in the judicial field in a way that enhances their position and presence in serving the country in line with the Kingdom's vision.


Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

Updated 08 July 2020

Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

  • A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money
  • The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption

RIYADH: The Saudi Control and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has initiated 105 corruption cases in the health, interior, power, and education sectors.
The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption.
A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money and harming state interests.
One of the cases involves the arrest of three employees working at the Saudi Electricity Co. for receiving a bribe amounting to €535,000 ($604,570) from a French company and opening bank accounts in another country (at the request of the company) for money laundering. Another case is the arrest of a university faculty member for asking for a bribe amounting to SR80,000 ($21,328) from a number of companies working on different projects at the university.
The authority also arrested a doctor at the Ministry of Health for violating the regulations at a quarantine facility.
A brigadier general was arrested for using his official vehicle to facilitate the passage of another private vehicle through security points during the curfew period.