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PM extols Islamic virtues, silent on Yemen

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Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak addressed the World Islamic Economic Forum today and spoke of some conflicts happening in the Islamic world today, but was silent on the ongoing war in Yemen.

"We have witnessed continued death and destruction in Iraq and Syria, the temporary occupation of Marawi by terrorists linked to Daesh, and a humanitarian tragedy of the highest order in Rakhine State.

"The scale of suffering and strife that has taken place cannot be allowed to go unchecked," Najib told the international audience at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching today.

Najib also said Malaysia had played a major role in helping the Rohingya community and combating the self-styled Islamic State or Daesh...

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