23 Feb '11, 1pm

Libyan ambassador to Indonesia quits: JAKARTA: The Libyan ambassador to Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei has resi...

JAKARTA: The Libyan ambassador to Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei has resigned from his posts, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, reportedly in protest against Muammar al-Gaddafi's crackdown on the Libyan people. Salaheddin M. El Bishari told The Jakarta Post newspaper 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 comment on the report but an Indonesian foreign ministry spokesman confirmed that he had notified the government of his decision to ...

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