Mujahid condemned for using Chinese propaganda term in visit to Xinjiang ‘training centre’

One of the pictures posted by minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa during his visit to a camp set up for Muslim dissidents in Xinjiang. (Facebook pic)

FMT Reporters
June 27, 2019 10:41 AM

PETALING JAYA: An activist has taken Mujahid Yusof Rawa to task over the minister’s apparent acceptance of a euphemism used by Beijing to describe a detention camp to house thousands of Muslim critics of China’s policies in Xinjiang.

Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa of the Islamic Renaissance Front questioned Mujahid’s use of the phrase “vocational and training institution” in his Facebook post about his recent visit to Xinjiang, where China has been accused of cracking down on dissent under the guise of fighting extremism.

“Surely Mujahid must have been a victim of the Communist China propaganda,” Farouk told FMT.

He said the situation in Xinjiang could be compared to the Russian gulag, forced-labour camps set up under Soviet Russia to house thousands of political prisoners.

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