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Friday, September 1, 2017

Criticizes Rohingya Muslim Massacre, DPR Asks Myanmar Ambassador Expelled from Indonesia

By Google Translation|OKEZONE.COM

DPR RI condemned the massacre of Rohingyas in Rakhine, Myanmar. Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN)/ The National Mandate Party  faction even asked the government to expel Myanmar's Ambassador from Indonesia as a protest against the violence of the military junta against Rohingya Muslims.

More than 100 people died in humanitarian violence in Rakhine last week. This armed conflict also led to approximately 20 thousand Rohingya Muslims fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Most are sick and injured.

In the Plenary Session on Thursday (8/31/2017), several members of the House of Representatives (DPR RI) interrupted expressing criticism of Myanmar. The first interruption was submitted, Secretary of the PAN Faction Yandri Susanto, asked the Indonesian government to be real and play an active role in overcoming this event.

Yandri asked the government to request an explanation from the Myanmar Ambassador. If the Myanmar Ambassador refuses, PAN firmly asks the Myanmar Ambassador to leave for a moment from Indonesia.

"We ask the government to act more real, instead PAN proposes that Myanmar is not playing games, the ambassador was expelled first let them understand humanity is important," said Yandri in the Plenary Room of the House of Representatives, Senayan, Central Jakarta, Thursday (31/8 / 2017).

The interruption was continued by the Chairman of the Prosperous Justice Party/ Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS) Faction Jazuli Juwaini and members of F-PKS Al Muzzammil Yusuf. The MCC requested the Ambassador of Myanmar to be summoned to the House of Representatives to provide an explanation. PKS argued the House of Representatives took part in the decision whether there should be a representative of a country or not in Indonesia.

"On behalf of the PKS Faction Leaders invited the faction and the House Leaders to strongly condemn the brutal actions when the Ambassador of Myanmar was assigned to RI, the DPR was asked for consideration," said Jazuli
"I think the House has the right to summon Myanmar's ambassador to explain what really happened," he continued.

The same thing was conveyed by Vice Chairman of Commission VIII who came from Gerindra Sodik Faction Mudjahid. He considered the House also has a duty in parliamentary diplomacy with other countries.

He claims to be intensively communicating with parliaments of ASEAN countries with similar commitments with Indonesia on this event.
"This month we will intensify the Asean and the whole country to take a strong commitment to Myanmar, it starts the law and expels the Burmese ambassador from where we are," he said.
Vice Speaker of the House Taufik Kurniawan who chaired the plenary session this time promised to respond and follow up seriously this issue. "This issue will be taken seriously and taken seriously by the leadership," said Taufik. (sal)

Ref:  https://news.okezone.com/amp/2017/08/31/337/1766887/kecam-pembantaian-muslim-rohingya-dpr-minta-dubes-myanmar-diusir-dari-indonesia

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