MFA Spokesman's Comments

In response to press queries on the hearing against the Singapore Government at the South Jakarta District Court this morning in relation to a civil law suit filed by Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, the MFA Spokesman said:

"As is well-known and universally accepted under international law, the Singapore Government and the Singapore Embassy, together with all other foreign governments and diplomatic missions, enjoy state and diplomatic immunity from legal process and proceedings. We have conveyed the position of the Singapore Government to the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs, and have requested that the Department convey our position to the South Jakarta District Court."

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