Friday, January 23, 2015

Najib cancels WEF programmes, flies to Riyadh for King Abdullah's funeral

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak cancelled all his programmes at the World Economic Forum (WEF) here to attend the funeral of King Abdullah Abdulaziz in Saudi Arabia.

Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, are scheduled to leave Davos at 9.30am (4.30pm in Malaysia) and fly to Riyadh at about noon from Zurich, said the prime minister's press secretary, Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles.

Najib's working visit to the United Kingdom remains as scheduled, from Jan 24 to 26.

King Abdullah died early Friday at the age of 90. His brother, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been named the new king.

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