PETALING JAYA: Indonesian singer Anggun Cipta Sasmi has hit back at those criticising her for studying in a Catholic school, saying that it was impossible to do so at the present moment.
"My father who was an author wanted his children to have an open and tolerant mind, that’s why he put us into a Catholic school," said Anggun who is also a judge on Asia’s Got Talent.
"I’m from Indonesia which is the biggest Muslim country in the world, so I come from a Muslim family," she added in a post on her Instagram account on Friday (Dec 21)
However, her post was met with criticism by some of her followers who also raised religious issues.
Despite the criticism, Anggun was not defensive and rather explained that she was “not trying to justify anything but am sharing (my) personal story.”
"I’m thankful that I was put into a Catholic school as it is (quite) impossible today to do so here in Indonesia," she added.
The post includes a video clip of a TV interview by Arte, a Franco-German television network, where she explained her background and also of her singing the Christmas carol, “Silent Night” for the upcoming Christmas documentary, “Silent Night-A Song the World” a film by Austrian director Hannes M Schalle.
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“I’m from Indonesia which is the biggest Muslim country in the world, so I come from a Muslim family. But my father who was an author wanted his children to have an open and tolerant mind, that’s why he put us into a Catholic school.” #SilentNightMovie @silentnightmovie @artefr @arte.tv
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