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Attorney General’s statement enshrines Saudi ideals of rule of law

Friday, 8 December 2017

The statement of the Attorney General regarding the detainees involved in corruption cases, whose number I believe exceeds 320, goes beyond the issue of corruption as a whole and to the very important principle of the rule of law, which is now the main feature of the Saudi state.When the Attorney-General speaks about the trial and the legal guarantees for suspects and the accused in a large case involving the inviolability of public funds, the office affirms the right of every human being to a ...

Abdulrahman al-Lahim

Fight against corruption: Paving the way to the fourth Saudi state

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Since the coming to power of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the emergence of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman on the political scene, we are witnessing a new stage, or rather, a new version of the country with attributes of power and dynamism at all levels. His vision for the management of state affairs during the next phase of the country’s history can be seen by anyone who refers to the content of King Salman’s speech in March 2015 at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh. ...

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Othaimin

Why are the Ritz detainees being released after settlement

Thursday, 30 November 2017

The release of the detainees in Saudi Arabia has so far raised some questions over why they are being freed without trial. Renowned commentator Turki Al-Hamad were among those wondering about the fate of the detainees. “It’s a good question,” wrote Abdul Rahman al-Lahem in Okaz newspaper, stating that It is not possible to compare commonplace theft crimes to very complex financial corruption offenses, and it requires flexibility in the process to serve the public interest and ...

Supporting Mohammed bin Salman vital for checking Iran, fighting extremism

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The momentous change instituted in Saudi Arabia by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in recent weeks has surprised and unnerved many. The measures taken by the 32-year-old Crown Prince are breathtaking in their scale and unprecedented in Saudi Arabia. Under the auspices of an anti-corruption drive, Mohammed bin Salman has detained a number of Saudi princes, ministers, former ministers, media owners, tycoons, intellectuals and influential clerics while seizing their assets. These moves are an ...

Ted Gover

Friedman’s special interview with Prince Mohammed

Monday, 27 November 2017

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s interview with famous American journalist Thomas Friedman was a special and exceptional interview that clearly and honestly showed that this young prince has a promising multidimensional reform project. This project may seem difficult to achieve but it is not impossible for our prince whose dictionary does not know the word “impossible.” Prince Mohammed, as is evident in the interview, has the courage and determination and is realistic. More ...

Mohammed Al Shaikh

War on corruption and rule of law

Monday, 27 November 2017

The world is following with great interest the consequences of the war on corruption that has been unleashed in Saudi Arabia. However, there seems to be widespread confusion caused by the informal “news” that is being circulated against those who are under arrest and are being investigated.This is contrary to the official approach, which is committed to the public without clarifications or disclosure of names. These momentous events present us a great opportunity to establish the ...

Hussein Shobokshi

Mohammad bin Salman: 95 percent of suspected billionaires agreed to settlement

Friday, 24 November 2017

What’s happening at the Ritz? And was this his power play to eliminate his family and private sector rivals before his ailing father, King Salman, turns the keys of the kingdom over to him?It’s “ludicrous,” Mohammed bin Salman said, to suggest that this anticorruption campaign was a power grab. He pointed out that many prominent members of the Ritz crowd had already publicly pledged allegiance to him and his reforms, and that “a majority of the royal family” ...

Saudi Crown Prince speaks on anti-corruption drive, Islam, women’s rights and ‘new Hitler’

Friday, 24 November 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East”.In an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Saudi defense minister, suggested the Islamic Republic’s alleged expansion under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei needed to be confronted.“But we learned from Europe that appeasement doesn’t work. We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what ...

Saudi energy minister: Crackdown will not hit investments

Friday, 17 November 2017

Saudi Arabia’s corruption investigations are linked to a just few individuals and will not hinder investments in the kingdom, its energy minister said on Thursday. Khalid al-Falih said the crackdown was way overdue and would also not have any impact on plans to float shares in oil giant Saudi Aramco. “Everybody understands that this is a limited, domestic affair that the government is simply cleaning house,” he said on the sidelines of the UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany ...

Jailed tycoons in India demand business centers in prison to pay off debtors

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Sanjay Chandra, head honcho of realty firm Unitech, is rotting in prison since April because he failed to deliver flats after raking in billions of rupees from buyers as advance.And to compound his misery, India’s Supreme Court persistently refused to grant him parole unless he deposits Rs 7.5 billion to safeguard the interests of homebuyers he is accused of cheating.This week Chandra’s lawyer told judges that he wants to raise funds for his release as stipulated by the court by ...

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