• Publication date: September 16, 2010

“MBC Group” Chairman comments on Al Arabiya’s General Manager submittal of resignation

In summing up the news regarding the submittal of resignation by the General Manager of “Al Arabiya” News Channel Abdul Rahman Alrashed, which was reported by

In summing up the news regarding the submittal of resignation by the General Manager of “Al Arabiya” News Channel Abdul Rahman Alrashed, which was reported by news agencies and the press, “MBC Group” Chairman Sheikh Waleed Bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim said: “Alrashed did in fact submit his resignation, based on his desire to take upon full responsibility for some on-screen errors, that appeared most recently.” Al Ibrahim added: "I did not accept this resignation yet, and straight upon my return from abroad, it will be the first thing I attend to”. Al Ibrahim further elaborated saying that: "We jointly bear the responsibility of all that appeared on-screen, including unintentional errors, which we do not accept under any circumstances. I have personally reconfirmed to Alrashed that this is our mutual responsibility, and that I highly respect and appreciate his stance of taking on the burden personally and wholeheartedly, without any disciplinary action vis-à-vis the staff”.

In the same context, Al Ibrahim reaffirmed that: “Whether Abdul Rahman Alrashed finally resigns and ceases to manage “Al Arabiya” News Channel or continues to assume his role, Alrashed’s presence and active participation within “MBC Group”, be it currently or in the future, will always be valued as one of the most professional and prominent figures, in any position he holds or may hold.”

As for the speculations regarding the alleged mass resignations from “Al Arabiya” in the press, Al Ibrahim highlighted the fact that: “There have been no such mass resignations whatsoever, as this story has been utterly fabricated and groundless altogether. Sheikh Waleed Al Ibrahim finally concluded his comments by confirming that: “MBC Group is one united family at all times and that my trust remains engraved in the Group’s managers, executives and team members.”