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A Series of Anti-Graft Royal Orders Announced

A Series of Anti-Graft Royal Orders Announced
5 Nov

Sunday Safar 16, 1439H

Riyadh, SPA:
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a series of royal orders.
In a statement announced here tonight, the King said the following:
In view of what we have noticed of exploitation by some of the weak souls who have put their own interests above the public interest, in order to, illicitly, accrue money and as we have taken care, in this regard, since we assumed the responsibility to follow these matters out of our pledges towards the homeland and the citizen, we decided:
First: To form a supreme committee chaired by the Crown Prince and the membership of: Chairman of the Monitoring and Investigation Commission, Chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Authority, Chief of the General Audit Bureau, Attorney General and Head of State Security.
Second: Exemption from laws, regulations, instructions, orders and decisions, while the Committee shall perform the following tasks:
1) To identify offenses, crimes, persons and entities involved in cases of public corruption.
2. The investigation, issuance of arrest warrants, travel ban, disclosure and freezing of accounts and portfolios, tracking of funds, assets and preventing their remittance or transfer by persons and entities, whatever they might be. The committee has the right to take any precautionary measures it sees, until they are referred to the investigating authorities or judicial bodies. It may takes whatever measures deemed necessary to deal with those involved in public corruption cases and take what it considers to be the right of persons, entities, funds, fixed and movable assets, at home and abroad, return funds to the state treasury and register property and assets in the name of state property.
Thirdly: The Committee may seek the assistance of those it deems necessary and may set up teams for investigation, prosecution, etc., and may delegate some or all of its powers to these teams.
Fourthly: Upon completion of its duties, the committee shall submit to us a detailed report on its findings and what it has taken, in this regard.
Fifth: Competent authorities shall be informed of this order and all parties concerned shall similarly cooperate fully to enforce the provisions of this order.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered tonight the following:
1 - Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of National Guard, to be sacked of his office.
2 - Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz bin Mohammed bin Ayyaf Al Muqren to be appointed as Minister of the National Guard.
Competent authorities shall be informed of this order to apply it.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued an order here tonight as follows:
First: Minister of Economy and Planning Eng. Adel bin Mohammed Faqih to be relieved of his post.
Second: Mohammed bin Mazyad Al-Tuwaijri to be appointed as Minister of Economy and Planning.
Competent authorities shall be informed of this order to apply it.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in his capacity as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of all Armed Forces (Military Units), issued sacking and replacement orders:
First: Tenure of Admiral Abdullah bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Sultan, the Commander of the Naval Forces, is to be terminated and be retired.
Second: Vice Admiral Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghifaili is to be promoted to the rank of admiral and be appointed as Commander of the Naval Forces.
The Minister of Defense shall carry this order, out.

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