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Jan

postedbyYousef

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I’ve received this via email from my friend, and apparently I wasn’t fast enough to post it since atleast 2 blogs did so far. But anyway better late than never. For those of you who cannot read arabic I’ll make an attempt to give you the gist of the letter:

In a nutshell this is a letter sent by the Emir of Riyadh, Salman Bin Abdulaziz, to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, stating that the way the Emir Sultan was behaving was inappropriate and that calling the TV station and reprimanding the TV hosts in public and on live tv was not in line with the kind of tone the Saudis have come to expect from such public figures.

The Emir of Reyadh also mentioned that Emir Sultan was overstepping his authority when he called Abu Athnain, who is from a well-known family, an ill raised. And then finally He asked the King to try to stop this kind of behavior, pointing out that this wasn’t Emir Sultan’s first time, but that He had done similar things in the past, and some were in public too.

This keeps getting better :)

Thanks Khalid

Update:

So AlArabiya published a statement by saudi officials denying the whole content of this letter above and they said it’s all fake and fabricated. Personally, I don’t think it’s fake coz I think If I ever did something similar and sent this letter and it reached the public, I’d deny it too.

I just checked Buzberry and it seems me and Alvaro are on the same page :)

Thanks HBZ and Fawaz for the link.

 

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 8:05 am

7 Responses to “Follow-up: Emir Sultan’s infamous Phone call”

  1. dots... says:

    rise and shine… an early post eh? 😉

    hai faydat il dawam :p

    actually the whole scenario that happened regarding the topic and then the law suit that was filed makes it quite an interesting “play” to watch… as i always say… lets wait and see how it will end :)

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  2. purpleram says:

    Just curious.. what was the Emir furious about – the quality of the television commentry? or was there something else to this..?

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  3. Hamad says:

    aham shay bel mawtho3 ena this letter is labeled as “سري” LOL

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  4. Abdullah says:

    عندي أصدقاء سعوديين أكدوا لي أن هالكتاب مو صحيح وتم تكذيبه في صحفهم اليوم، حتى انتشر ايميل بطريقة تزويره :)

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  5. Glen says:

    Thanks for the update… Waiting to see what happens next.. Is the Emir being sued in Court?

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  6. HBZ says:

    http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/01/27/65151.html here is a link i took it men buzberry saying ina its fake ..

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