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The newspaper said the delay comes as the company struggles to arrive at a US$2 trillion (RM8 trillion) valuation sought by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Some of those held at Riyadh's luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel were deprived of sleep, roughed up, interrogated with their heads covered and pressured to hand over large assets, the report said, citing relatives and associates of detainees.

The Saudi government categorically denied the allegations of abuse and oppression made in the New York Times article, insisting that stern measures were needed to reform the Saudi system and the public supports both the anti-corruption campaign and Crown Prince Mohammed's ambitious reform agenda.

Trouble is brewing for billionaires in Saudi Arabia.

Numerous detainees have been released so far after forking out exorbitant amounts reaching as high as one billion dollars. Most detainees have been released but witnesses say they are not really free, living in fear and uncertainty.

Evidence of such abuse has been slow to emerge, but officials from two western governments said they deemed the reports credible. His skin showed other signs of physical abuse, the person said. "All those under investigation had full access to legal counsel in addition to medical care to address pre-existing, chronic conditions".

Gen. Qahtani, an officer in the Saudi National Guard who was believed to be about 60, was not wealthy himself, so his value as a major anti-corruption target is questionable.

On Sunday, the king called for the creation of the new bodies that are meant to "increase effectiveness" and accelerate the process of combating corruption, Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said in an information ministry statement.

On Sunday, the kingdom announced new anti-corruption departments, claiming that King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed "are keen to eradicate corruption with utmost force and transparency".

They had first been taken into custody in November.

Bin Talal, the chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, is one of the world's richest men with assets valued by Bloomberg at $19 billion.

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