Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja is removed from his post

Abdul Aziz Khoja

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah removed Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja from his post on Monday, hours after the minister announced the shutting down of a controversial Islamist television channel. However, no link between the two developments has been confirmed officially, GulfNews reported.

“I gave orders to shut down the office of Wesal in Riyadh and to ban any broadcasting of the channel from Saudi Arabia,” Khoja posted on his Twitter account early on Wednesday. “The channel is not Saudi in the first place,” he said, local daily Al Eqtisadiya reported on Wednesday.

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