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Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:05

Stop Violence at Rakhine

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Sunday night, the violence in Myanmar, should be immediately terminated, urging all parties to take concrete action to deal with the conflict.

 

"It needs a real action, not just a statement of criticism," Widodo said in a press conference at the State Palace in Jakarta.

"Indonesian government commits to help overcome the humanitarian crisis, synergize with civil society in Indonesia as well as the international community,"

The president assigned Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi to communicate with various parties including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Special Advisory Commission For Rakhine State, Kofi Annan.

Marsudi, the president said, left for Myanmar Sunday afternoon to ask the government to stop and prevent violence, urging them to provide protection to all its citizens including Muslims, and provide access to humanitarian aid.

Widodo said, the Indonesian government will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the persecuted ethnics.

"(We) have built a school in Rakhine State and will soon build a hospital that will start in October."

In addition to Myanmar, the President also commissioned Foreign Minister to visit Dhaka, Bangladesh, to prepare humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees residing in the country.

Darul Ihsan Media Desk

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