Saturday, January 5, 2013

Jakarta offers $1 million in Rohingya aid


Friday, 04 January 2013 17:45 Mizzima News

The Indonesian government will donate US $1 million in humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the Rohingya community in Burma’s Rakhine State, according to a statement by the country’s Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa.

Marty Natalegawa, the Indonesian foreign minister. Photo: Mizzima

According to the Jakarta Globe, Natalegawa made the announcement during his year-end statement in the Indonesian capital on Friday.

The Indonesian Foreign Minister is scheduled to visit Rakhine State next week.

“The aim of my visit is to directly observe what the situation is in the Rakhine state, while also dissecting the existing problems and challenges there," Natalegawa is reported as saying.

“He added that the government continued to closely monitor the situation in Myanmar [Burma] and will encourage the legal settlement of the Rohingya citizenship issue,” the Jakarta Globe reported.
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