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Saudi Arabia: King Faisal and Muslim Leaders

saudi arabia: The lack of a stronger response by Muslim-majority countries partly comes down to their lucrative business interests in Southeast Asia, experts say, according to The Chronicle Herald. Much of the Middle East is also buckling under its own refugee crisis sparked by years of upheaval in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan. This time around, Muslim leaders from the Persian Gulf to Pakistan have offered little more than condemnation and urgently needed humanitarian aid. More than 500,000 people roughly half the Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh over the past year, mostly in the last month. Saudi Arabia is already home to around a quarter-million Burmese people who took refuge in the kingdom under the late King Faisal in the 1960s. The United Nations human rights chief has described Myanmar's military crackdown and allied Buddhist mob attacks as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. ( As reported in the news.