May 7 2018
King Salman bin Abdul Aziz has issued a royal order ordering Saudi authorities to provide protection to whistleblowers in corruption cases, after some were mistreated following the submission of such reports, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The Chairman of the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), Khalid Al Muhaisen “praised the Royal Order issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, which stipulates providing adequate protection to employees who report corrupt financial and/or administrative practices,” SPA said.
“The employees are not to be threatened regarding job security, benefits or rights. The royal order stipulates that the National Anti-Corruption Commission shall report entities that take disciplinary action against employees or threaten their rights or job benefits if they report corrupt practices to the Commission.”