Who’s the Malaysian man pictured kissing Saudi King Salman’s head?

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A picture has been circulating of a Malaysian elderly man kissing Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s head during his first stop in his month-long Asia tour.

The man in question is Sheikh Hussain Yee, a Malaysian-Chinese Islamic scholar and preacher converted to Islam from Buddhism at the age of 18.

Sheikh Yee has a long history with Saudi Arabia, after studying Arabic and Islamic studies at University of Madinah.

He is also the president and founder of Al-Khaadem organization in Malaysia. He has also served as a Counsellor and Mubaligh Officer at PERKIM Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian agency for new reverts, and as the Director of Da’wah for the Islamic Center in Hong Kong from 1984 to 1985.

King Salman, who on Sunday kicked off a month-long Asian tour, lands in Indonesia on Wednesday with an entourage that local officials have said could number up to 1,500.

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