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Commentary: Indonesia an (unlikely) honest broker for Rohingya

  • Kornelius Purba

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, September 6, 2017 | 08:13 am
Commentary: Indonesia an (unlikely) honest broker for Rohingya Humanitarian crisis: A protester tears up a picture of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally in front of Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta on Saturday to protest the actions of Myanmar’s army and the government of Aung San Suu Kyi. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sept. 1 of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in western Myanmar and urged security forces to show restraint after hundreds were reported to have been killed in communal violence. (AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

PREMIUM For the first time since he came to power in October 2014, the usually inward-looking President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has launched a weighty diplomatic offensive with his decision to engage himself in ending the gross human rights violations against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. 

The rewards are evident: He will boost his reputation abroad and at home voters will ...