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King Salman, Malaysian PM discuss issue of Rohingya Muslims

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld, Sha`ban 21, 1436, June 08, 2015) Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak discussed the issue of Rohingya Muslims, who have been dubbed by the UN as one of the world’s most persecuted ethnic minorities.



King Salman received  the Prime Minister of Malaysia Mohamed Najib Abdul Razak at Al Salam Palace. At the outset of the reception, the King welcomed the Malaysian Prime Minister and his accompanying delegation, wishing them a pleasant stay in the Kingdom, while the Malaysian Prime Minister expressed his pleasure to visit the Kingdom and meet the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, expressing his thanks for the warm welcome accorded to them. Saudi News Agency reported.

During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries in various fields, ways of enhancing them, and the latest developments at Islamic and international arenas.

They also discussed the policy of racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing being practiced against Rohingya Muslims, and the need to address it in the framework of the resolutions of the Organization of Islamic Conference, the United Nations and the principles of universal human rights, and reviewed the Kingdom's outstanding efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to them.The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Salam Palace here today the Prime Minister of Malaysia Mohamed Najib Abdul Razak.

At the outset of the reception, the King welcomed the Malaysian Prime Minister and his accompanying delegation, wishing them a pleasant stay in the Kingdom; while the Malaysian Prime Minister expressed his pleasure to visit the Kingdom and meet the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, expressing his thanks for the warm welcome accorded to them.

During the meeting two leaders stressed the need to address the persecution and ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in the framework of the resolutions of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the United Nations and the principles of universal human rights.



They also reviewed the Kingdom’s efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to them.

It is estimated that at least 25,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar since the beginning of 2015. More than 230 people have been killed in religious violence in Myanmar since June 2012 and more than 140,000 have been displaced.



Recent reports have also warned that Rohingya women who were taken hostage at human-trafficking camps in Thailand and Malaysia have been gang raped by their kidnappers.

On Saturday, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and the minister of interior, held at Al-Salam Palace a banquet in honor of the Malaysian prime minister, who arrived on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia accompanied by three Cabinet ministers.


Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Abdul Razak also performed Umrah where at the grand Mosque he was recieved by Saudi officials.