沙特国王午夜发布国王令解除多名涉腐将军和高官职务

Saudi King Salman signed a king’s order at midnight the day before, agreeing to remove several generals and senior officials suspected of corruption, the Saudi state news agency reported early Monday. The removed personnel include the commander of Saudi joint forces, Fahd bin Turki, the Deputy Emir of Jiaofu Province, and Abdel Aziz bin Fahd. All the relevant personnel have been transferred to Saudi anti-corruption agencies for investigation and handling. In recent years, Saudi Arabia has stepped up efforts to crack down on corruption. In November 2017, Saudi Arabia launched an “anti-corruption storm”. In a few days, more than 200 suspects including royal family members, ministerial officials and famous business people were arrested and taken to the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh for investigation. After that, Saudi Arabia announced that it would start to investigate corruption from grass-roots civil servants. In March this year, the Saudi anti-corruption agency arrested 298 officials, including senior members of the military and judiciary, on suspicion of corruption in March, involving 379 million Saudi Riyals. On August 21, the Saudi national news agency quoted the anti-corruption agency as saying that many officials related to large-scale tourism projects were dismissed and investigated for corruption.