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Jakarta Post

Indonesia insists ‘not going soft’ on Rohingya issue

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 9 2018   /  01:46 am

Indonesia was not going soft on the Myanmar government when it comes to dealing with the Rakhine crisis, which has caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to flee to Bangladesh, according to the Indonesian representative of a Southeast Asian human rights commission.

Dinna Wisnu, Indonesia’s representative at the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), was defending her country’s approach to the ongoing crisis in Rakhine state, as unease from the stalled repatriation of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh gives cause for more international pressure.

“I don’t think we’re going soft just because it seems like we aren’t doing much, when in fact we are firm [with them] behind the scenes,” she said on Thursday.

Indonesia has been among the few countries to have engaged closely with Myanmar since the outbreak of violence occurred in A...