Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Become the New King of Saudi Arabia

2015-02-13 06:49:28 | Al Muslim News
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Become the New King of Saudi Arabia

 

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, (79), become the New King of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the head of the House of Saud. Salman became king on 23 January 2015 following the death of his half brother, King Abdullah (aged 90) died on 23 January 2015 . He had been Minister of Defence since 2011, and was Governor of Riyadh Province . [2] Thousands of Saudis have poured into the palace of King Salman who acceded the throne after the death of his half-brother King Abdullah. But thousands of others have pledged their allegiance to the new ruler online, taking advantage of social media networks. Saudi Arabia is governed by a strict interpretation of Sharia law, but authorities have stopped short of banning Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. King Salman himself has an account that saw its number of followers surge to 1.6 million as he became the monarch. "I pray to God to help me serve our dear people and achieve their aspirations, and to keep our country secure and stable," read a tweet posted on the account following his accession. King Salman made the call to give two months' pay to all state employees and pensions to retired government workers and reshuffled top government jobs during a series of decrees he read aloud on state television. It is a move which has been warmly accepted by citizens, happy they have a sixth more of their annual salary in their back pocket. "Dear people: You deserve more and whatever I do will not be able to give you what you deserve," King Salman wrote on his official Twitter account. King Salman brought his own team into government a week after succeeding to the throne, replacing key security and economic officials amid twin threats from Islamic State (ISIS) in neighboring countries Iraq & Sirya and reducing oil prices..

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