Unrest in Kazakhstan, Ambassador Fadjroel Ensures All Indonesian Citizens are Safe

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Duta Besar RI untuk Kazakhstan, Fadjroel Rachman, memastikan kondisi WNI di sana aman walau sedang terjadi kerusuhan besar-besaran akibat kenaikan harga LPG.


Indonesian Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, Fadjroel Rachman, ensured that the condition of Indonesian citizens (Indonesian citizen) there is safe even though there is a massive riot due to protests over the increase in LPG prices.

“Alhamdulillah, all of our Indonesian citizens are safe. We always coordinate and are ready to serve all Indonesian citizens in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan,” Fadjroel said to CNNIndonesia.com, Wednesday (5/1) night.

Fadjroel ensured this condition when the situation in Kazakhstan was getting hotter. The demonstrations that turned violent in Kazakhstan are reported to have killed at least eight security personnel and injured 317 others.

A source even told Reuters that protesters took control of the airport in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city.

Due to the chaotic situation, the government even declared a national emergency status.

This massive riot also caused the government cabinet led by Prime Minister Askar Mamin to resign en masse on Wednesday afternoon.

The demonstrations actually started last week in Mangistau Province and other areas in western Kazakhstan. Protesters protested the increase in the price of LPG, which is used as a vehicle fuel in the west of the country.

The government has actually lowered the LPG price again this week. However, the demands of the people are already widespread.

They reject the role of the former leader of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is considered to still hold influence in the government.

The action has also spread to various other areas in Kazakhstan. The demonstrations became increasingly violent when protesters stormed and set fire to government buildings.

The officers then tried to control the crowd by firing tear gas and throwing stun grenades at the demonstrators.


[Gambas:Video CNN]


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