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Jakarta Post

Call for sanctions against Myanmar

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 23, 2017   /  08:48 am
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With the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar unabated, Indonesian interfaith figures have called on the government to take stronger action against Yangon for its failure to address the persecution against its minority group. The call was made amid fears that radical groups in the nation with the largest Muslim population are exploiting the Rohingya issue to advance their interests. Leaders of Indonesia’s six official religions — Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Confucianism — gathered at the Nahdlatul Ulama Central Board (PBNU) office on Friday to reassert their unity in calling for the government and the global community to end the plight of the Rohingya. They expressed their disappointment over the persisting widespread persecution of Rohingya people, which had largely happened under the nose of the Myanmar governme...