Rizal Ramli: Indonesia should take the Lead to Pressure Myanmar, lead the Humanitarian Consortium to help Rohingya.
AMSTERDAM- Senior economist and well-known intellectual Rizal Ramli said that Indonesia should take the lead to pressure Myanmar, and show the leadership. Also lead the humanitarian consortium to help Rohingya.
‘’This is crime against humanity by Myanmar. That is human catastrophe! Shame on you Aung San Suu Kyi- a disgrace to Nobel laurett,’’ said Rizal Ramli, formerly Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, last night.
Rizal Ramli has opinion that, while Indonesia is encouraging that influential organisations and individuals have held meetings on the Rohingya crisis and that hundreds of thousands of people are voicing grave concern, the plight of the Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar will not improve unless the international community takes decisive action.
A government-appointed investigation published its final report on atrocities have been committed against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, also known as Burma. With journalists banned from northern Rakhine state, the Burmese government has been trying to counter allegations that its soldiers have been raping and killing civilians.
In contrast to the government’s position, allegations of atrocities were treated as highly credible by The Arakan Project, an independent monitoring group that provides briefings to the United Nations about issue of genocide toward Rohingya Muslims, most of them have lived in Rakhine State, Burma...
Rakhine state is home to most of Myanmar’s 1.1mn Rohingya, who live largely in abject poverty and face widespread discrimination by the Buddhist majority. The minority are widely reviled as illegal migrants from Bangladesh, despite having lived in the area for generations.
They have been rendered stateless by the government and the UN believes the army’s crackdown may amount to ethnic cleansing — a charge the government of Aung San Suu Kyi vehemently denies.
According to our information, the claims about rapes, arson attacks, and killings are accurate. More than 100 civilians Rohingya have been killed, including women and children, and hundreds have been arrested.
‘’The military have shot people on sight, while they were fleeing,” Chris Lewa, director of the group, told media.