Saudi Crown Prince anti-corruption committee detains dozens of ministers, 11 princes


Riyadh: Under the supervision of Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Muhammad (who already serves as defense minister) promoted new anti-corruption committed by eradicated a large number of ministers including 11 princes and dozens of former ministers in corruption cases, according to some of officials, the law was implemented by the royal decree.

Frank Gardner, the senior correspondent of BBC world said, “Prince Mohammed is moving to consolidate his growing power while spear heading a reform programme.”

Saudi broadcaster Al-Arabiya said,“On the order of the crown Prince fresh investigations had been launched into the 2009 Jeddah floods and the outbreak of the Mers virus which emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

“Separately, the heads of the Saudi National Guard and the navy were replaced in a series of high-profile sackings,” the reported elucidated, “The anti-corruption committee has power to order arrest warrant and travel bans.”

It had been reported by SPA, “King Salman dismissed National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah and navy commander Admiral Abdullah bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Sultan.

“But it is not officially announced yet.”

However, the names were not mentioned and yet not cleared who among them were detained.

Furthermore, he said, “Renaissance of moderate Islam leads to modernize Saudi Arabia.

“Through that he vowed to eradicate the remnants of extremism very soon to change the oil-dependent country.”















Reporter: Syeda Faiza Bukhari

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