Nazaha confirms ‘irregular’ hiring of minister’s son


Jeddah—The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Sunday said it has found that the charges of irregularities in the hiring of a minister’s son were true.
The commission, also known as Nazaha, issued the announcement in a statement and said the result of its investigation had already been submitted to royal authorities.
Nazaha President Khaled Al-Muhaisin earlier ordered an investigation based on a citizen’s complaint alleging corruption in the hiring of the son of Civil Service Minister Khaled Al-Arj.
Complainant Saad Al-Thuwaini claimed abuse of power on the part of the minister in having his son hired to the post of project manager for a monthly salary exceeding SR21,000.
Nazaha spokesman Abdulrahman Al-Ajlan earlier said the minister’s son, whose name was withheld, was hired by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, not the Ministry of Civil Service.—AN