An Indonesian journalist had reportedly been shot by a rubber bullet while covering a demonstration in Hong Kong.
The Indonesian Consulate General had confirmed that Veby Mega Indah, a Hong Kong based Indonesian journalist had been shot on Sunday during violent demonstrations in Wan Chai area. Veby had worked for Suara, an Indonesian-language newspaper in Hong Kong.
“It is reported that the journalist immediately received treatment from the medical team and was rushed to the hospital,” Consul General Ricky Suhendar said in a statement. Ricky also added that his team immediately rushed to the hospital to ensure Veby received appropriate medical attention.
“Right now, Veby is conscious and being treated by doctors. The Consulate General will continue to accompany her while she remains in the hospital,” Ricky explained.
He also urged Indonesian citizens around Hong Kong to stay away from Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Admiralty, and Central areas, as they are currently occupied by demonstrations.
Meanwhile, Anis Hidayah, director of the NGO Migrant Care, insists that the Hong Kong government should take full responsibility for the incident. The Indonesian government must also investigate the incident further through the Consulate General in Hong Kong in order to pursue legal action, Hidayah said.
Source: The Jakarta Post
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