23 Feb '11, 5am

Libyan ambassador to S'pore, Indonesia & Brunei resigns

JAKARTA - THE Libyan ambassador to Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei has resigned from his posts to protest against Muammar Gaddafi's bloody crackdown on the Libyan people, a report said on Wednesday. Salaheddin M. El Bishari told The Jakarta Post newspaper that it was his 'personal decision' and he was worried for the safety of his family back in Libya. 'Soldiers are killing unarmed civilians mercilessly. Using heavy weaponry, fighter jets and mercenaries against its own people. It is not acceptable. I have had enough of it. I don't tolerate it anymore,' he said. 'I have submitted my resignation as secretary of the Libyan People's Council in Indonesia in response to what's going on in my country.' The ambassador was not available to confirm his comments and foreign ministry officials were not answering their phones. The UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned the violence ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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