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US raises China’s Uighur problem with Muslim groups

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 16 2019   /  02:22 am
Friendly visit: US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr. (left) chats with Haedar Nashir, the chairman of Indonesia’s second-largest Islamic organization Muhammadiyah, at the Muhammadiyah office in Jakarta on Tuesday. (JP/Seto Wardhana)(left) chats with Haedar Nashir, the chairman of Indonesia’s second-largest Islamic organization Muhammadiyah, at the Muhammadiyah office in Jakarta on Tuesday. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Friendly visit: US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr. (left) chats with Haedar Nashir, the chairman of Indonesia’s second-largest Islamic organization Muhammadiyah, at the Muhammadiyah office in Jakarta on Tuesday. (JP/Seto Wardhana)The United States’ envoy to Jakarta has begun a “long overdue” move to engage with leaders of Indonesia’s two largest Muslim organizations, Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), as it looks for allies to pressure China over its alleged human rights abuses against the Uighur minority.Muhammadiyah welcomed the move and expected the US to set an example in handling human rights abuses around the world — including in Yemen, where a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia has simmered since 2015.US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr. on Tuesday visited the Muhammadiyah headquarters in Central Jakarta to meet group chairman Haedar ...