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Three days ago, Saudi Arabia proclaimed a new heir to the royal throne for the second time in less than a year. Crown Prince Salman will take the place of the late Prince Nayef, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 78 having only held the position for eight months.
By Ali Kadri
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Nazry Bahrawi, Research Associate at MEI, gave a radio interview this morning about building projects at Mecca to 94.2 FM, a Singaporean Malay station. Below is the unedited transcript of the interview, translated from Malay by Mr. Nazry.
1. What led to the view that Mecca’s rich history has been sacrificed for development?