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Kemlu summons Swedish ambassador to protest Quran burning by right-wing politician

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Jakarta, IO – Foreign Ministry (Kemlu) summoned Swedish Ambassador Marina Berg to convey Indonesia’s condemnation on the burning of Quran by leader of far-right Swedish-Danish anti-immigration party Rasmus Paludan outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday (21/1).

However, Kemlu spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah did not specify when the meeting would take place. “The meeting is being scheduled. However, it will be held as soon as possible,” Faizasyah said, reported CNN Indonesia, Wednesday (25/1).

Rasmus Paludan’s action has sparked international outcry, especially from Islamic countries. He burned copy of the Quran to protest Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s demand to Swedish government to stop protecting Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) activists who took refuge in the country. Turkey has considered PKK a separatist and terrorist organization. (un)

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