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Bahrain ministry to set up cyber safety unit

Manama, September 19, 2011

Bahrain’s Interior Ministry will set up a general directorate for economic and cyber security and anti-corruption, in line with HRH the Premier's directives to expand the powers of the anti-economic crimes directorate.

It will build community partnership to combat financial and administrative crimes and all forms of corruption.

The weekly Cabinet session, chaired by HRH the Premier, approved it following a presentation by the minister, Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.

It will include anti-corruption, anti-cyber crimes, anti-economic crimes, search and inquiry and international affairs directorates, a financial investigation committee and an Interpol division.

HRH the Premier paid tribute to citizens for their cohesion, describing social interaction as a Bahraini trait which has strengthened national harmony throughout history.

HRH the Premier hailed His Majesty's address during a meeting with Bahraini families and his keenness to promote brotherhood.

He commended the royal vision to speed up the development march based on co-existence and credited Bahraini families for interacting with the leadership.

HRH the Premier briefed the session on his visit to Abdulrahman Kanoo Centre for Kidney Diseases and Dialysis, praising Bahraini business families' humanitarian initiatives.

He issued directives to preserve national heritage and archaeological sites and project Bahrain's identity.

The Cabinet approved Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training reports on national exam results and a proposal to hold an English language test for third primary students from 2014; a draft decree establishing Bahrain Excellence Centre to enhance competitiveness and productivity; and the final signing of an air services agreement with the Maldives. – TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Bahrain | Premier | Cyber crime | Interior Ministry | Anti corruption |

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