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RI ready to fight for Rohingya

  • Margareth S. Aritonang and Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 31 2012   /  05:30 am
Marty Natalegawa: (JP/Arief Suhardiman)(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

Marty Natalegawa: (JP/Arief Suhardiman)In his first official statement regarding the prolonged communal violence in western Myanmar between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said that Indonesia would raise the problem at the Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, scheduled for mid-August.

Marty said that Indonesia would emphasize its opposition to any kind of human rights violations, including the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar.

“We must highlight, again, that Indonesia has consistently rejected discrimination based on religion, ethnicity, or any other reason. Our stance also applies to the ongoing attacks against the Rohingya in Myanmar,” Marty told reporters at his office.

Marty also insisted that Indonesia would not sit idly by while western Myanmar burns.<...