PUTRAJAYA, February 9 - It is time for the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) to come up with “more than just words” to stop
Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said if OIC secretary-general’s office were really interested in stopping
“The days of talking are over,” he told reporters after accepting contributions from the Wisma Putra Sports and Welfare Club for flood victims in Johor here on Thursday.
Syed Hamid was responding to a statement by OIC secretary-general Prof Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu that he “had initiated proactive contacts” with Islamic Summit Conference chairman Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in order to come up with a move to counter the aggressions taken by
The excavation had demolished a passage linking the mosque to Al-Maghariba Gate nearby, a move which drew protests.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is considered the third most holy site for Muslims.
However, Syed Hamid said, as the current chair of OIC,
This was because, he added, each member in the Middle East region had its own diplomatic tie or stand towards