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Rally calls for revocation of Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize

  • Safrin La Batu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 25, 2016   /  06:54 pm
 Rally calls for revocation of Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize Showing solidarity -- Rally participants call on the Myanmar government to stop its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in a rally in front of the Myanmar Embassy on Jl.Haji Agus Salim in Gondangdia, Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Nov.25. (JP/Safrin La Batu)

Participants of a rally held on Friday to protest the oppression and killing of Rohingya Muslims demanded the revocation of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in 1991 for failing to stop the crackdown on the minority group in her country.  

Referring to the crackdown as “genocide”, dozens of students from Ibnu Chaldun Islamic University demanded all parties to stop the killing of Rohingyas.

“[We] demand the revocation of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi," rally coordinator Julkifli L. Ali said during the rally in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Friday.

The rally also demanded the Indonesian government carry out efforts to stop Myanmar’s military authorities’ persistent attacks on Rohingya people.

Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. M. Iriawan said 3,000 police and military personnel were deployed to secure the rally, which was participated by around 2,000 people from various organizations. (ebf)