Activist Asks Government to Expel Myanmar Ambassador


At least five thousand people took to the streets, they staged a demonstration and protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta demanding that the Indonesian government expel the Myanmar Ambassador over the alleged genocide against Rohingya by the government of Myanmar.

However, Ambassador (Ambassador) of Myanmar to Indonesia, U Aung Htoo, admitted could not go home to his country at this time. Aung said he needed to coordinate with Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

"Ambassador said that baseball could go home. (Ambassador) is waiting for the Minister of Foreign Affairs to return here," said Kapitra Ampera, a representative of protesters in front of Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta who met Ambassador Aung Htoo on Wednesday (6/9) .

In addition, Aung told the protesters that Foreign Minister Retno and Indonesian Ambassador to Myanmar, Ito Sumardi, had met Military Commander of Myanmar and local government in the hope of dialogue to solve violence against Rohingya.

"We are here to ask the government's assertiveness to stop the violence immediately, because it can not be resumed by violence every day because international aid is unacceptable, people from inside can not get out," said Kapitra.

The meeting between Ambassador and representatives of the protesters lasted for five minutes and was attended also by Central Jakarta Police Chief, Kombes Suyudi Ario Seto. In addition to Kapitra, three other representatives of the protesters were Slamet Maarif, Dedi Suhardadi and Mashuri Ibrahim. (R)

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