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Jakarta Post

Indonesia seeks consular access to detained citizens in Malaysia

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 27, 2019   /  05:21 pm
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The Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur is seeking consular access to all the Indonesians currently detained in Malaysia for alleged involvement with the Islamic State (IS) group. “The embassy has not received a complete consular notification from the Malaysian government regarding the arrests of Indonesian citizens. The embassy will request consular access to all detained Indonesian citizens,” Foreign Ministry Director for the Protection of Citizens and Legal Entities Overseas Judha Nugraha said on Thursday evening. The embassy, Judha said, would also “provide assistance to guarantee the rights of the Indonesian citizens under local laws.” According to Malaysian authorities, 12 Indonesians, three Malaysians and an Indian were detained between July 10 and Sept. 25 in various parts of Malaysia, including Sabah, Selangor, Sarawak, Penang, Pahang and Kuala Lu...