August 16, 2008

Another Week

My words
Another hot week this wonderful summer…

Nasser Badran, director of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, confirmed that a Saudi mosque imam was arrested in Baha on charges of burglary. The imam is also suspected to have been engaged in some other illegal activities

In Makkah, the suspected killer of a young Saudi woman was arrested within 24 hours of committing the crime early Saturday morning. The man beat the woman to death after differences arose between them. He later dumped her body at an empty courtyard.

How do you handle your finances? In Unaizah, and in order to settle his debts, a Saudi father married his eight-year-old daughter to a man in his 50s, who already has two wives. By the way, a court in Asir is currently considering a similar case in which a man married his 10-year-old daughter to a man in his 70s for SR170,000.

In Qatif, a 26-year old Indonesian housemaid was hospitalized after being burned with an iron by her employer. The employer claimed the maid tortured and beat her young son. Meanwhile, Philippine recruiting agencies said they will stop sending Filipino workers to Saudi Arabia from next month if the new law on employment contracts is not abolished.

On the positive side, there are plans to build four new cities, the six Knowledge Economic Cities are also being developed, and Aramco is in the process of doubling the size of the largest refinery in the U.S.A.

Life goes on….

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