Jakarta, MINA – Indonesian government is very concerned about the issue of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang Province, China.
This was confirmed by Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla when met with reporters at the Vice President’s Office in Jakarta, Thursday.
“The government is very concerned about these matters. If there are violations of Human Rights (HAM), we always deny even though it happens in China,” Kalla was quoted by wapresri.go.id asvsaying.
The Vice President also explained, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has called the Chinese Ambassador in Jakarta to convey the government’s concerns about this.
“In addition, the Indonesian Government has also ordered the Indonesian Ambassador in Beijing to look at the actual situation and immediately report it to Jakarta,” he added.
The Vice President emphasized that the government remained in its position to uphold human rights if discrimination occurred.
To clarify the real conditions, the Vice President asked the Chinese Government through its Ambassador in Indonesia to provide an open explanation to the public and Islamic organizations.
Furthermore, Kalla reminded that there must be a difference between radicalism and discriminatory treatment. In Indonesia, the radicalism of 12 Uighurs also happened. They joined the war in Poso to help the Santoso movement.
“We also understand that, we are concerned that we can distinguish what happened with radicalism. There can also be radicalism, even radicalism reaches Indonesia, “he concluded. (T/Sj)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)