Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | 11:24 WIB

Ruhut Sitompul Laughs at Rizieq Shihab’s Reason for Visiting Saudi Arabia

Ruhut Sitompul laughs (metrobali)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Politician Ruhut Sitompul has said he laughed out loud when he read the tweet of  Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab, who admitted that he went to Saudi Arabia to meet the invitation of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

According to Ruhut, how could King Salman invite Habib Rizieq to Arabia, while during a visit to Indonesia in March 2017, King Salman never met with Habib Rizieq.

"I just laughed out loud. When he [King Salman] visited Indonesia, the King did want want to meet him. That is ridiculous,” said Ruhut to netralnews.com on Monday (5/1).

Previously, Rizieq Shihab, through his personal Twitter account, said the visit to Saudi Arabia was in the framework of Umrah and Pilgrimage.

In addition, the recipient of the title "Man Of The Years 2016" from the Chinese Muslim Indonesia (MUSTI) led by Jusuf Hamka, and Lieus Sungkhisma's Anticorruption Chinese Community (Komtak) revealed his visit was due to the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

"Giving Tausyiah / Public Lecture to the Students and Students in Medina, on the sidelines of the visit on the invitation of @KingSalman," he said, accompanied by photo uploads with a number of people.