Polemic Singapore reject Ustaz Abdul Somad (UAS) entered until Saudi Arabia Ban Residents to Indonesia enliven international news on Monday (23/5).
The development of the Russia vs Ukraine conflict was also still in the spotlight in the international news yesterday.
Here’s a flash of yesterday’s international news.
Singapore on Pressure to Apologize Regarding UAS Case: Our position is clear
Singapore’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Anil Kumar Nayar, emphasized that his government’s position was clear following the insistence of supporters of the famous preacher Ustaz Abdul Somad (UAS) after being called an extremist and spreading segregation.
“I think our position is clear in the MHA statement [Kementerian Dalam Negeri Singapura pada] 17 May, and the Minister’s description today is as reported by the media,” Anil wrote via text message to CNNIndonesia.com on Monday (23/5) evening when asked about the insistence that the Singapore Embassy apologize regarding the designation for UAS.
Biden vows US to intervene if China dares to invade Taiwan
US President Joe Biden vowed to help Taiwan’s military if China dared to invade the territory Monday (23/5).
“Yes, that is our commitment,” Biden said when asked by reporters whether the US military would intervene if China invaded and took Taiwan by force.
Reasons for Saudis Banning Citizens from Traveling to Indonesia and 15 Countries
Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from traveling to Indonesia and 15 other countries. Saudi said the travel ban was due to the high number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia.
This was revealed by the Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) of Saudi Arabia at the end of Saturday (21/5).
According to the Saudi Gazette report, apart from Indonesia, Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from going to Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Yemen, Somalia and Ethiopia. Then the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya. Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus and Venezuela.
Shocked Russian Soldiers Sent to Ukraine Reject Putin’s Order
It took several weeks for Vlad, a Russian soldier, to decide to withdraw from the war zone since being assigned to assist in the invasion of Ukraine.
Vlad, a pseudonym, said that he decided to resign from his commando unit in the middle of the war because he was tired and felt guilty.
Vlad did not want to be further involved in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine because he never agreed with his country’s decision.