PAN: Zulkifli Hasan cannot possibly insult religion PAN: Zulkifli Hasan cannot possibly insult religion

PAN: Zulkifli Hasan cannot possibly insult religion

PAN: Zulkifli Hasan cannot possibly insult religion

Jakarta - Deputy General Chair of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Yandri Susanto said that it was impossible for PAN General Chair Zulkifli Hasan or Zulhas to commit religious blasphemy.

"With the existing track record, it is impossible for Zulkifli Hasan to commit blasphemy against religion," said Yandri in his statement in Jakarta, Wednesday.

Yandri said this in response to a video clip of Zulhas joking about prayer. According to Yandri, Zulhas' statement was simply to remind the public not to be fanatical.

"Bang Zul (Zulhas, ed.) said this simply because he wanted to remind us all that don't let excessive fanaticism change someone's way of praying," he said.

He said that Zulhas' statement was an analogy so that it was easy for the public to understand.

"The phenomenon of rifts due to different choices has begun to emerge, although it is not too big. So, this is where Bang Zul gives an example of something that is easy for the public to understand," continued Yandri.

Yandri hopes that the practice of identity politics will not reappear in elections. He also invited all parties to prioritize tabayun and husnuzan, so as not to encourage the spread of hoax news in society.

"Let's hold elections by prioritizing polite politics. We prioritize tabayun and husnuzan in every issue," said Yandri.

Previously, Zulhas joked about changes in society during prayer, namely by not saying "amen" after reading Surah Al-Fatihah and holding up two fingers during the final tahiyatul .

This statement was made by Zulhas when giving a speech at the National Meeting of the Indonesian Market Traders Association (APPSI) in Semarang, Tuesday (19/12).



Prisoners' network said that there is a shortage of food and medicine in Loikau prison

The fighting that started on November 11 in Kayah State (Kareni State) has been going on for over a month now. Last November 16th and December 16th, there was a fierce battle between the two sides near the Loikaw Prison, where there are nearly 500 prisoners, including 140 political prisoners.

"Mortars, 120 (mm), RPGs have fallen into prison. If we hit, we will end up in there."

Ko Thai Tun Oo, a member of the steering committee of the Political Prisoners' Network of Myanmar, told RFA that as the fighting between the two sides went on, the prisoners also ran out of food and medicine in the prisons.

"For the past two days, there has been a battle between the Karenni resistance forces and the military council forces inside the prison. According to the current information, there is no medicine or food in the prison. That's why all prisoners need emergency medical treatment. There is nothing to eat anymore. This is the current situation in the prison."

Normally, the prisons have enough food for three months, but as the fighting between the two sides has been going on for months, the need for food has increased, he said.

last year 2022 In January, a battle broke out between the Karenni Joint Force and the Military Council near the Loikaw Prison.

An official of the Karenni Political Prisoners Association, who did not want to be named for security reasons, said that at that time, the prisoners were locked in their rooms under the pretext of fighting, so they faced food shortages, and now the prisoners are facing the same situation.

“There was a fight and we were locked in a room. After that, the food supply is completely reduced. As far as we are concerned, we have to find and share salt. There are those conditions. Because it is closed, If heavy weapons fall, we have no chance to dodge. When we were there, motor, 120 (Mrs.) There are some RPGs that fall into prison. If we touch it, we will have to end up in it."

He also said that he was worried about the political prisoners who remained in prison during the fighting.

On December 16th and 17th, Karenni coalition forces attempted to capture the Loikaw Prison. Although the prison has not yet been captured, Karenni Army (KA) Commander-in-Chief Colonel Bornai said that the attacks have been temporarily halted.

He said fighting was going on daily in the town of Loikaw, and the Karenni-led coalition could control 85 percent of the town.

Karenni Military Central Information Organization (KMIC) spokesman Khu Nye-eel told RFA that the military council is strongly resisting the release of the prison.

"They (army) are resisting the prison because they use the prisoners to make it difficult for the joint forces to fight." That's why they are in a defensive position. At the moment, we are surrounded by the army, so we have to feed the army. How dare you meet the people who come to jail? I have to eat what I feed, not enough famine I don't want to die, I have to eat."

The founder of the Karenni Human Rights Group, Kobanya, told RFA that prisoners trapped in prison must have the basic human right, the right to life, and that all armed groups should consider this situation.

"If the days go by, I will either go to jail or not. As long as there is a battle over the city of Loikaw whether or not it is fought, food, It is difficult to get fuel. Because of this, there will be difficulty in cooking. Can't be treated with other drugs. In addition, we have to deal with the situation that needs to be treated after release, otherwise it can be said that human rights have been lost. To move out of prison or When the Karenni resistance forces approached the prison, they gave the outcasts military shirts and clothes. You can't say that the Qataris in the east can't do it."

He said he was also worried that the prisoners would be used as human shields by the military council during the fighting.

The military council has not released anything about the conditions of the prisoners in the Loikaw prison. Therefore, RFA contacted General Zaw Min Tun, the Deputy Director-General's Office of the War Council's Prison Department and the spokesman for the War Council, but there was no response.
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