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Jakarta Post

Insight: Indonesia in good position to revive world pressure on Myanmar

  • News Desk


Jakarta   /   Sat, September 19 2020   /  01:00 am
Agence France -Presse/Fabrice Coffrini(Agence France -Presse/Fabrice Coffrini)

The latest batch of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority refugees landed in Aceh recently, prompting ASEAN in its ministerial meeting last week to urge and express readiness to help Myanmar to work out its plan to repatriate the refugees.   Also last week, eight countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany urged Myanmar to immediately enable “safe, voluntary, sustainable and dignified return of refugees”, and to comply with the orders of the International Court of Justice, which in January had ordered Myanmar to prevent genocide against the Rohingya.   In fact, however, international pressure on the Rohingya issue has decreased, among other things, since the replacement of Yanghee Lee, the United Nations special rapporteur for Myanmar, whose term ended in early 2020. Without multilateral support, Bangladesh, which hosts arou...