Calls mount for RI to do more for Rohingya refugees – Wed, January 11 2023

    Fikri Harish (The Jakarta Post)


    Jakarta   ●  
    Wed, January 11 2023

    Civil society groups have welcomed Indonesia’s decision to shelter the flurry of sea-stranded Rohingya in Aceh but also suggest that Jakarta should do more to help resolve the brewing crisis in Myanmar, which has become more dire since the military staged a coup in February 2021.

    The ethnic and religious minority, who reside in parts of Myanmar but are stripped of formal rights, have long faced persecution in the country, leading to Southeast Asia’s largest refugee crisis to date.

    On Tuesday, Myanmar authorities sentenced 112 members of the Rohingya, including 12 children, for attempting to leave the country without legal documents, AFP reported.

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