King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, receives a commemorative gift from Prince Dr. Bandar Bin Salman Bin Muhammad, Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and President of the Da’wa in Africa Committee, in Makkah, Saturday. — SPA
MAKKAH — King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saturday ordered to provide $50 million in aid for the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The Rohingya Muslims have recently been exposed to grave human rights abuses including ethnic cleansing, murder, rape and forced displacement.
Last week, the Saudi Cabinet condemned the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as well as the brutal acts and flagrant violations of human rights against them with the aim of coercing them to leave their homeland.
The Cabinet urged the world community to take immediate action to protect Muslims in Myanmar.
Meanwhile, King Abdullah, received Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, General President for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, at his palace in Makkah.
The King also received members of the Presidential Committee of King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue led by its Vice President Dr. Abdullah Bin Omar Naseef; Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja, Minister of Culture and Information; Dr. Bandar Hajjar, Minister of Haj; officials of the Haj Ministry, heads of private institutions of Mutawafeen and guides.
The King also received Prince Dr. Bandar Bin Salman Bin Muhammad, Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who is also the President of Da’wa in africa Committee.
Dr. Hajjar said about six million pilgrims performed Umrah during this season. All pilgrims performed their rites with ease, security, safety and peace of mind, the minister said.
King Abdullah arrived in Makkah late Friday evening to spend the rest of the holy month of Ramadan next to the House of Allah.
On arrival, the King was received by Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, and other senior princes and officials. — SG/SPA