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Malaysian minister criticised for Uighur camp visit
  • Tue, 07/02/2019 - 21:54

2019/7/1

Malaysia's religious affairs minister came under fire on Monday for describing a camp in China where ethnic Uighurs are held as a "vocational and training institution" during a visit.

Chinese authorities have placed an estimated one million mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in internment camps that Beijing claims are needed to steer people away from extremism.

On the seven-day trip to China last week, a picture was posted on Mujahid Yusof Rawa's Facebook page of people sitting at desks in a classroom.

The image, posted on June 26, showed a "visit to a vocational and training institution" for the ethnic Uighur community in Xinjiang region, according to the post's description. 

Amnesty International said it was "deeply disappointed" at Mujahid's remarks.

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