The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued today three royal orders.
The first royal order:
First: Approving organizational and structural arrangements related to combating financial and administrative corruption as in the accompanying form.
Second: Completing necessary procedures regarding what is mentioned in these arrangements.
Third: This order shall be instructed to competent authorities for approval and implementation.
The organizational and structural arrangements related to combating financial and administrative corruption included the following:
1- The “Control and Investigation Board” and "Administrative Investigations" departments to be combined to the “National Anti-Corruption Commission” whose name will be amended to read as follows: “Control and Anti-Corruption Commission”.
2- The President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission shall carry out the powers of the head of the Control and Investigation Board and exercise the powers of the Head of the Administrative Investigations, until the completion of all necessary statutory procedures and work accordingly; and he has the right to authorize whomever he chooses to exercise some of these powers.
3- A criminal investigation and prosecution unit shall be established at the Control and Anti-Corruption Commission, to be in charge with the criminal investigation and prosecution in criminal cases related to financial and administrative corruption.
4- The President of Control and Anti-Corruption Commission is to coordinate with the Attorney General so that the Public Prosecution continues investigating cases of financial and administrative corruption in some regions of the Kingdom who lack the presence of the commission's offices, provided that a certified and strict mechanism be created between the Public Prosecution and the Commission, to guarantee listing, following up and get informed of the outcomes of such cases.
5- Riyadh-based competent court shall serve as a central headquarters for all cases relating to the financial and administrative corruption.
6- The Control and Anti-Corruption Commission shall take the necessary measures towards financial and administrative corruption crimes, their perpetrators and parties, be them natural persons who are civil or military employees of the State, or their equivalents, including contractors or others, or persons with artificial personality related to those crimes.
7- Any employee, or his/her equivalent, who is convicted by the competent court in a criminal crime related to financial and administrative corruption, shall be dismissed from his/her job.
8- If investigations with a public employee, or his/her equivalent, indicated to strong suspicions marring the dignity of the job or the integrity, the President of the Commission may, after consulting with the head of the agency to which the employee belongs, propose dismissal of the employee upon a royal order, a procedure that should not affect the completion of the criminal procedures against the employee.
9- If an increase of wealth that is not commensurate with a public employee's, and the equivalent, income or resources, has emerged, after assuming his/her job according to evidence based on financial investigation that he/she committed financial or administrative corruption crimes, the employee shall be responsible of the burden of proof to verify that he/she has acquired the money via legitimate methods. In a case, he/she was unable to prove its legitimate source, the results of the financial investigations shall be referred to the commission's investigation and criminal prosecution unit to investigate the concerned employee in order to take legal necessary measures.
The Royal Order also included that the necessary procedures relating to the arrangements shall be completed.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a royal order, relieving Dr. Abdurrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Hussain, President of the Control and Investigation Board, from his post.
The competent authorities shall carry out the Order with immediate effect.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a royal order, appointing Dr. Abdurrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Hussain as a member of the Shura Council.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques instructed the Speaker of Shura Council to implement this order.