- Title: Indonesian rights activists groups call for government to help Rohingyas
- Date: 3rd September 2017
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) PROTEST ORGANIZER TUTI ALAWIYAH SAYING: "Of course we won't stand quiet watching our Muslim brothers and sisters getting slaughtered in Myanmar. Second, even if they weren't Muslims there should be a sense of humanity inside all of us, and we can't just let other humans slaughter other humans." VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CARRYING POSTERS AND BANNER IN FRONT OF BUILDING (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) SECRETARY GENERAL OF ADVOCACY COMMITTEE FOR ROHINGYA ARAKAN MUSLIMS BERNARD ABDUL JABAR SAYING: "I'm also very concerned with the current conditions. Even though we've continually urged all Muslim components and the government, in this case the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and all involved organizations to resolve the human crisis in Rohingya Arakan, but to this day it only keeps going." PANELISTS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDONESIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR USMAN HAMID AND PANELISTS (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDONESIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR USMAN HAMID SAYING: "We of course want Indonesia to take a significant part in this, after all we have people who are entrusted in the UN fact-finding mission there. It's a big responsibility which I believe can be used by the Indonesian government to have a positive role in resolving the human rights crisis in Myanmar." REPORTERS SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) CSIS HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PHILIP VERMONTE SAYING: "What we want is a conflict resolution in Myanmar, not just about taking in refugees. But if we don't solve the conflict, it's just going to keep happening." MYANMAR EMBASSY BUILDING PLATE READING (English) "EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR" SECURITY MANAGING TRAFFIC POLICE CAR AND OFFICERS
- Embargoed: 17th September 2017 10:59
- Keywords: Myanmar Indonesia protest Amnesty
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Race Relations / Ethnic Issues,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0036X1JN0L
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indonesian advocate groups and Amnesty Indonesia urged the government to help Myanmar's Rohingya people on Sunday (September 3).
Protesters rallied in front of the Myanmar embassy.
These groups, along with Amnesty International Indonesia, are pushing the government for diplomatic interference which would let UN's fact-finding mission reveal their discoveries.
Earlier in the morning, a molotov cocktail was thrown into the embassy by an anonymous perpetrator, and the incident was under investigation by local authorities.
Indonesia, a country with a 87 percent Muslim population, is one of the main destinations in South East Asia for Rohingya refugees, along with Malaysia and Thailand in a crisis that has displaced thousands and killed hundred including women and children.
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