Riyadh - SPA
Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, chaired a session of Cabinet Monday afternoon at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.
The cabinet reviewed reports on the course of events and developments at the Arab, regional and international arenas.
The cabinet hailed the speech by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during the 30th session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, which was held in Riyadh, welcoming the Council's decisions which will help strengthen the process of cooperation and the joint Arab security coordination and the fight against crime including terrorism.
The cabinet appreciated the unanimous decision of Arab Interior Ministers to establish an Arab award named after the late Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.
The Cabinet welcomed the start of the cultural and scholarly activities on the occasion of Madinah as the Capital of Islamic Culture-2013 and the gallery of Madinah 'Maazir Aliyman' launched by the Crown Prince, last Tuesday, which featured the diversity reflecting the spirit of this great city and its contribution to Islamic sciences and culture since the Prophet's
The Cabinet discussed a number of issues in local affairs, commending the Kingdom's ranking 12th in the quality of roads, among 144 countries, in The Global Competitiveness Report, published by World Economic Forum in Switzerland for the year 2012-2013.
The Cabinet continued its discussion of the agenda and issued the following decisions:
Upon review of the memo from Ministry of Interior regarding foreign laborers working for employers othe than their original sponsors and the runaway of some domestic workers from their sponsors, the Cabinet decided the following:
First: Article (thirty-ninth) of the Employment System, issued by Royal Decree No. (M / 51) dated 23/08/1426, shall be amended as follows:
1 - Employer shall not allow his worker to work for another employer. An employer shall not use workers under sponsorship of other employers. Ministry of Labor shall inspect and investigate irregularities discovered by the inspectors, and then forward them to the Interior Ministry to apply penalties on them.
2 - Employer is not allowed to let his worker works for his own account, nor the worker is allowed to work for his own account. Ministry of Interior shall arrest, deport and sanction violating workers Second: Repeal of article 233 of the Employment regulations.
Third: Approval of rules applicable to expatriates' violations.