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April 21, 2021, 06.57 AM

Human rights groups in Myanmar noted that the army has killed at least 730 civilians in their violent crackdown against opposition to the coup.

ASEAN member countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines are also hampered by its policy of non-intervention in the member countries’ internal affairs, as stated in its charter.


Indonesian Police Name Jozeph Paul Zhang A Suspect in Blasphemy

The Indonesian National Police has named an Indonesian citizen overseas named Jozeph Paul Zhang alias Shindy Paul Soerjomoeljono as a suspect in a blasphemy case, after he declared himself as the 26th prophet.
“[The police] have put Jozeph’s name on our wanted list, after he declared himself a prophet. He also insulted the Islamic ritual of fasting during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan,” said police spokesman Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono on Tuesday.

“We will forward Jozeph’s name to Interpol so that they can put him on their red notice. He was proven to commit hate speech under [Indonesia’s] Electronic Information and Transaction Law, as well as blasphemy laws.”

Rusdi added that the police traced Jozeph’s whereabouts to Germany, and have requested the Indonesian embassy in Berlin to help with his case. However, he remained defiant.

“I have let go of my Indonesian citizenship , and am now under the jurisdiction of European laws. My actions cannot be prosecuted under Indonesian laws,” he said in a video on his YouTube channel Hagios Europe. But the police dismissed his assertion.

"Jozeph did not renounce his Indonesian citizenship when he left Indonesia for Hong Kong in January 2018, as there are no records of Indonesian citizens renouncing their citizenship between 2017 to April 2021,” said police spokesman Grand Police Commissioner Ahmad Ramadhan.


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