For the first time, the Islamic Summit Conference is being held in south-east Asia. Three-hundred?
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Background: For the first time, the Islamic Summit Conference is being held in south-east Asia. Three-hundred delegates from 38 countries converged on Kuala Lumpur this week for Friday's opening of the fifth summit.
High on the agenda was a plan to channel aid from oil rich Islamic nations to help developing countries within the grouping to overcome the effects of oil price rises.
The five-day conference was also to debate the whole Middle East problem, the question of liberation movements in africa and the situation in the southern Philippines where there have been clashes between government troops and moslem rebels.
There was tight security as delegates arrived following the assassination, earlier this month, of the Malaysian chief of police.