Photo document of Rohingya woman. (REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad)
"We hope that the Myanmar government allows us to help Rohingya Muslims."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Medical Emergency and Rescue Committee (MER-C) Indonesia has urged the Myanmar government to allow reporters and volunteers to enter Myanmar to provide relief assistance to Rohingya Muslims.
"We hope that the Myanmar government allows us to help Rohingya Muslims who are currently being discriminated against," Presidium Chairman of MER-C Indonesia Sarbini Abdul Murad told ANTARA News here over the weekend.
MER-C has requested the Indonesian foreign ministry to help its volunteers enter Myanmar.
Meanwhile, Indonesian House Speaker Marzuki Alie said on Friday that, in his capacity as the president of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), he sent a letter to his Mynmarese counterpart, Khin Aung Myint, expressing concern about the ethnic conflicts that have claimed the lives of a number of Rohingya Muslims.
Marzuki added that Indonesia was "particularly concerned about the violation of human rights" in Myanmar.
"Myanmar`s commitment to democracy should not be limited to letting opposition leader Aung San Su Kyi take part in the general elections; it should be more substantial and include the protection of the Rohingya Muslims human rights," he stated.
Editor: Priyambodo RH