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Saudi King replaces minister, forms panel
November 06, 2017
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RIYADH: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a series of orders, that included relieving Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz from office as Minister of National Guard and appointing Prince Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Bin Ayyaf Al Muqren as Minister of the National Guard.

According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the other royal orders included formation of 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.

The committee will be tasked with identifying offences, crimes, persons and entities involved in cases of public corruption.

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.

King Salman has also made a telephone call to US President Donald Trump, expressing the Kingdom’s condemnation of the recent terrorist act in New York City.

King Salman said that the attack contradicts religious values and human principles, confirming the Kingdom’s readiness to assist in countering the evil acts and his country’s support for the measures taken by the US to confront terrorism and preserve its national security.

WAM

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