FM to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rakhine situation

FM to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rakhine situation

Tama Salim

Tama Salim

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, December 17, 2016 | 01:53 pm

FM to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rakhine situationTeary One of the Somali pirate hostage survivors, Elson Pesireron (left), hugs his family member as teary Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (right) witnesses in Jakarta on Monday. (Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

“It is our hope that the Myanmar government will provide details on the developments in Rakhine. Receiving updates directly from the State Counsellor is a good start.”

(Read also: Indonesia raises Rohingya concerns with Suu Kyi: Retno)
The ASEAN response, a first for the bloc, has been in the works since Retno’s tête-à-tête with Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw on Dec. 6, and was further consolidated after a senior officials meeting in Bali.

After concluding Monday’s retreat, the minister said she would leave for Dhaka where she would be meeting with Minister Mahmood Ali the next day to discuss the Rohingya situation.
Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, the country’s de facto leader, has been the object of growing international criticism for her perceived lack of action to stop the mil­i­tary’s al­leged persecution of the country’s Ro­hingya Mus­lim mi­nor­ity.
More than 20,000 Ro­hingya have fled over the bor­der to Bangladesh, re­port­ing that Rohingyas have been the victims of rape, mur­der and ar­son. Their claims have been de­nied by gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.

The mil­i­tary’s crack­down fol­lowed at­tacks on Oct. 9 by Ro­hingyan militants on po­lice posts along the Myan­mar bor­der with Bangladesh, leav­ing nine of­fi­cers dead. (jun)

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