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Jakarta Post

Minister told to save those in Malaysia death row

  • Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 24 2010   /  08:55 am

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa to take action to defend and protect hundreds of Indonesians facing death sentences in Malaysia.

Yudhoyono said the government had tried its best to provide legal assistance and advocacy to Indonesians living abroad.

“I personally have been taking care of this matter to ensure fairness. During bilateral meetings [between Indonesia and Malaysia], the Malaysian authorities updated me on each of the legal cases and the best solutions that could fulfill Indonesia’s expectation,” Yudhoyono told a plenary Cabinet meeting as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.

During the meeting, Yudhoyono instructed Marty to update the number of Indonesians on death row in the neighboring country.

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