Indonesian vice-president says Trump's immigration policy can raise suspicion towards Muslims

Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said US President Donald Trump's immigration policy can raise "suspicion" towards Muslims.
Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said US President Donald Trump's immigration policy can raise "suspicion" towards Muslims. PHOTO: THE JAKARTA POST

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump's immigration policy can raise "suspicion" towards Muslims, Indonesia's vice-president said on Tuesday (Jan 31), media reported.

Mr Trump last week issued an executive order that put a temporary ban on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria, and a 90-day ban on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

"(The policy) won't affect us directly in a big way, but it can raise suspicion especially towards Muslims," Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said, as quoted by news website Detik.com.

Indonesia is home to the world's largest population of Muslims. It was not included in the list of countries whose citizens have been temporarily banned from entering the United States.