Singapore released a statement and revealed a number of reasons for refusing to come Ustaz Abdul Somad (UAS) entered the country.
Other news is that the Indonesian government sent a diplomatic note asking Singapore’s reasons for refusing the arrival of UAS.
The following is the latest 24 hour news summarized in Kilas Internasional:
1. Singapore Rejects Abdul Somad for Disbelief for Adherents of Other Religions
The Singaporean government admitted that it had rejected the arrival of Ustaz Abdul Somad. There are several reasons why Abdul Somad was refused entry to Singapore.
Citing the official website of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore, one of the reasons was because Abdul Somad had despised adherents of religions other than Islam.
“He also made derogatory comments about adherents of other religions, such as Christianity, by calling the Christian cross the abode of the ‘infidel jinn’. In addition, Somad openly referred to non-Muslims as infidels,” citing the official website of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore.
2. RI Issues Diplomatic Note to Singapore, Asks to Explain UAS Is Rejected
The Indonesian government through the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore asked local authorities to explain the reasons for the refusal to enter Abdul Somad Batubara alias Ustaz Abdul Somad (UAS) and his entourage.
“The Indonesian Embassy has sent a Diplomatic Note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, in order to further inquire about the reasons for the refusal,” reads a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore received by CNNIndonesia.com on Tuesday (17/5).
The famous lecturer admitted that he went to Singapore with his family and friends for a vacation. UAS arrived in Singapore on Monday (16/5) afternoon.
3. The Azov Battalion Reveals a ‘Hell’ Situation to Survive Russian Onslaught
One of the members of the Ukrainian resistance militia, Battalion Azov, described the ‘hell’ situation they experienced in surviving the Russian onslaught at the Azovstal steel factory, Mariupol.
D Kozatsky was a member of the Azov Battalion who survived along with hundreds of other militiamen at the factory, as reported by Pravda.
He said the number of injured militiamen continued to increase. There are now between 600 and 700 personnel remaining at the Azovstal steel plant.