A number of events enlivened the international news over the past weekend, starting with protests against Singapore as a form of support for Ustaz Abdul Somad (UAS).
In addition, the development Russia vs UKraine and the polemic of the installation of the LGBT flag by British Embassy in Jakarta also enlivened the news on international channels last Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s a flash of international news.
Demo Condemns Singapore and Supports UAS in RI Becomes the Spotlight of Foreign Media
A number of foreign media highlighted demonstrations against Singapore carried out by supporters of Indonesian preacher Ustaz Abdul Somad (UAS) some time ago in several areas such as DKI Jakarta and Medan, North Sumatra.
The protest was carried out after the Singapore government rejected UAS because the Indonesian preacher was considered an extremist figure and carried out segregation or dividing society.
British Embassy in Jakarta Harvests Condemnation After Raising the LGBT Flag
The British Embassy (Embassy) received a lot of criticism and criticism after they recently uploaded a photo via the @ukinindonesia Instagram page.
The photo shows a rainbow flag symbolizing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people flying in the courtyard of the British Embassy in the Kuningan area, Jakarta.
The British Embassy uploaded the flag raising as a form of commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) which fell on 17 May.
The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemlu) then assessed that the British Embassy’s actions had created a polemic in the midst of Indonesian society. They considered the British Embassy insensitive.
TV Presenter Worried About Taliban Order to Cover Face During Broadcast
Female TV presenters defy Taliban orders to cover their faces while hosting programs in Afghanistan. News anchors fear the Taliban will ask them to stop working if they continue to obey their orders.
TOLOnews, Shamshad TV, and 1TV channels broadcast live programs featuring the faces of female presenters on Saturday (21/5).
“Our female colleagues are worried that if they cover their faces the next thing they will say is stop working,” Shamshad TV news chief Abid Ehsas was quoted as saying. AFPSaturday (21/5).
Thailand Will Legalize Marijuana, What Are the Rules?
Thailand will legalize the possession, cultivation and processing of marijuana on June 9.
What are the rules for the use of plants that have become controversial in a number of countries?
Thailand’s Minister of Public Health, Withid Sariddechaikool, said cannabis and ram growers had to register through the Pluk Kan app, which was developed and operated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Ukrainian Soldiers Surrender to Russia: Another Hell
More than 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers who have been trapped in the Azovstal steel factory, Mariupol, are reported to have surrendered to Russia.
Ukrainian troops have suspended combat operations against Russia in Mariupol, particularly at the Azovstal factory, in order to open an evacuation route for civilians who have been trapped in the factory in recent weeks.
The Azovstal factory became the last stronghold of Ukrainian troops in Mariupol and is now claimed to be in Russian control.