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Silent on Uighurs, Leading Indonesian Clerics Deny Report of Chinese Influence

Indonesia’s top Muslim clerical organization has dismissed a Wall Street Journal report that local Muslim organizations had received donations, financial support and other forms of assistance in return for keeping quiet about China’s treatment of its Uighurs.

“The allegation that the Islamic organizations receive large funds is very painful and discredits us at the same time. It’s the same as character assassination,” said Muhyidin Junaidi, chairperson of the Foreign Relations and International Cooperation of the Indonesia’s Council of Islamic Clerics (Ulema), better known as MUI.

Muhyidin – who led the Chinese-funded delegation to Xinjiang last February – told VOA by telephone: “We read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com