Worlds Leaders Extend Sympathy to Indonesia Following Terrorist Attack
Date 15 Januari 2016
A series of bom and gunfire attacks near Sarinah shopping mall on Jalan Thamrin, Central Jakarta, on Thursday (14/1) that killed civilians, security forces, and the attackers was claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Following the assaults, several leaders of neighboring countries, including United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attacks.
World leaders also conveyed their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and to Indonesian people and the Government.
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes the victims who are injured can recover soon.
The Secretary-General condemns the bombings and gun attacks in Jakarta today. He extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. He expresses his solidarity with the Government and the people of Indonesia, as the United Nations said in the press conference.
Besides extending sympathy, the United Nations also stressed on the needs to bring the perpetrators, masterminds, financiers of the despicable action to justice.
One of the important point is to stress the needs to take some measures to prevent and repress the financial, organization, individual of the terrorism according to the United Nations Security Council Resolution Number 2199 and 2253 of 2015 on the closure of all financial sources of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorism group.
Beside the United Nations (UN) Secretary General, several leaders of neighboring countries also conveyed their sympathies and solidarity to the Indonesian Government and people.
Some of them was delivered through social media, including the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull via his Twitter account @TurnbullMalcolm.
In his tweet, Prime Minister Turnbull extended his sympathy to Indonesian people in Bahasa Indonesia. Simpati, doa, dan solidaritas penuh masyarakat Australia bersama dengan masyarakat Indonesia dalam menghadapi serangan-serangan teroris di Jakarta hari ini (sympathy, prayer, and full solidarity from Australian people are with the Indonesian to face todays terrorist attack in Jakarta), Malcom said in his tweet.
Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong in his personal twitter account @leehsienloong also conveyed his condolence.
Shocked & dismayed by news of the #JakartaBlasts. My thoughts are with the Indonesian people, Prime Minister Lee said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Malaysia Mohd Najib Tun Razak also conveyed his deep condolence to the Indonesian people.
Deeply shocked & saddened by bomb attacks in Jakarta. Msia stands ready to help in any way. Thoughts & prayers with the Indonesian people, Prime Minister Najib said via his personal twitter account @NajibRazak. (EN/ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)