Uproar as video of park cleaner being slapped in Saudi Arabia goes viral

A view of Jeddah’s corniche. A video of a man slapping a cleaner in a park has resulted in widespread condemnation. (AFP)
Updated 12 July 2018
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Uproar as video of park cleaner being slapped in Saudi Arabia goes viral

  • Video of a man slapping a cleaner in a park went viral on Twitter on Wednesday
  • People sympathized with the worker and condemned the young man’s behavior

JEDDAH: A video of a man in his late twenties/early thirties slapping a cleaner in a park went viral on Twitter on Wednesday, creating an uproar in its wake.

People sympathized with the worker and condemned the young man’s behavior as dehumanizing and abusive, requesting that the authorities take measures against the assailant.

@Sul6an_0_ said: “There is no excuse for his actions and nothing gives him the right to attack the worker … All workers can be reported in case they neglect their work — and if they’ve committed a criminal act the assailant should’ve just called 999. Attacking a simple worker is no sign of manhood or bravery but weakness and meanness and the lack of humanity.”

“Only a mean and despicable person would stretch his hand to a poor man!!! If for example, the cleaning worker made a mistake you aren’t the one to punish him. He works for the government, and this man’s act is overstepping the government — I hope they catch him and teach him not to hurt others ever again,” tweeted @Abody456.

@Jdeed2002 said: “No one is satisfied with what this young man has done. The country has a government to tackle any shortcomings. We do not live in the jungle.”


Prince Sultan appoints Majed Al-Sheddi as assistant president of SCTH

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Prince Sultan appoints Majed Al-Sheddi as assistant president of SCTH

  • Al-Sheddi thanked the prince for this decision, considering it a new way to serve both the country and its citizens
  • Al-Sheddi holds two masters’ degrees in public relations and training and education techniques with focus on marketing skills from Marshall University in West Virginia

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has appointed Majed Al-Sheddi as the commission’s assistant president on Tuesday.
Al-Sheddi thanked the prince for this decision, considering it a new way to serve both the country and its citizens based on what he has learned from Prince Sultan: citizens come first and serving them is an honor for every official.
He stated that the new mission will allow him to serve in more comprehensive areas, affirming the national identity and advancing in the national economic project SCTH has undertaken.
He expressed his pride in Prince Sultan’s confidence in him. He affirmed that the prince is an exceptional teacher in administration, leadership and values from which he has benefited for more than 15 years.
The new assistant president prayed to meet the prince’s high expectations and contribute to the course of growth and development based on Saudi Arabia’s deeply rooted values.
He holds two masters’ degrees in public relations and training and education techniques with focus on marketing skills from Marshall University in West Virginia, US.
Before joining the commission, he was a member of the training body at the Institute of Public Administration, then SCTH’s director general of media relations, supervising organizing committees for the commission’s events.