A Chinese flag flies over a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP A Chinese flag flies over a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
A Chinese flag flies over a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
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Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat, Ramadha Valentine and Dimas Permadi

Indonesia must speak up against China on Uygurs. Look at what Gambia did for the Rohingya

  • The Southeast Asian nation should use diplomatic platforms such as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to raise the plight of China’s Muslim minorities allegedly being held in internment camps
  • The OIC through Gambia has filed a case against Myanmar for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims at the United Nations

A Chinese flag flies over a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP A Chinese flag flies over a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
A Chinese flag flies over a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
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Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat is an academic at Universitas Islam Indonesia and is a researcher associate at Jakarta-based Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF). His research focuses on China's foreign policy in Indonesia and the Middle East. He completed his PhD on the Belt and Road Initiatives in the Gulf at the University of Manchester in 2018.