How to be a refugee in Indonesia
When they are in need, Indonesian refugees often take to the streets of Jakarta to protest against the Indonesian government’s handling of the migrant crisis.
The protests have become so prevalent that the government has been forced to crack down on them, forcing some to move to other countries, where they are forced to register with local authorities.
These are the Rohingya, who have faced persecution and exploitation in Myanmar, one of the world’s most violent and corrupt countries.
Their plight has forced Indonesia to suspend its planned naval operations in the South China Sea and has made the country the first in Southeast Asia to suspend trade with Myanmar.
As well as being the target of attacks by Myanmar, Myanmar has also been the target a number of times by China, which considers the Rohingya to be illegal migrants.
But the plight of the Rohingya has not gone unnoticed by the world.
Some Western countries are increasingly becoming concerned about the plight.
Last week, the US, Canada and Australia announced that they were suspending military exercises in the region, with Canada announcing that it was pulling out all troops.
And a group of Australian MPs, including Julie Bishop, called on the Prime Minister to make an unequivocal apology to the Rohingya and to recognise the suffering of the refugees.
“We cannot accept that we have allowed a refugee population to be forced to migrate to our shores and to continue to be refugees,” Bishop said on Tuesday.
“Australia’s policy has been to support the rights of the persecuted Rohingya in Myanmar.”
The Australian government is currently planning to host a conference for refugees in the country, which will be attended by senior officials from the UN and the US.
In a statement, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Thomas Bach, said that while the organisation is in close contact with Indonesia on the situation, it is not aware of any progress being made.
He added that it is a very sad situation that has been going on for many years and that the world must not accept it.
“While there is a global commitment to helping the persecuted, this is a crisis that has never been resolved,” Bach said.
“It is in the best interests of the international community to act immediately and act with compassion.”
In Indonesia, there are also protests every year to mark the end of Ramadan.
The largest demonstration in Jakarta is the 25th annual Eid-ul-Fitr, which takes place on the first Sunday in April.
Thousands of people gather to honour the prophet Muhammad, which is celebrated with music and dance.
The rally is one of several demonstrations to mark Ramadan, which has also become a cause celebre in the Muslim world, especially among Muslims in Indonesia.
It was one of a number protests that took place across Indonesia last month, with people turning out to protest the country’s handling.
Some people are seen holding signs reading “No Muslim should ever be killed”, “We are Muslims”, “Be happy that there are so many Muslims in this country”, and “We will never accept you killing our brothers and sisters”.
A protest in Jakarta on January 9, 2018.
AFP/Getty Images Some people hold signs reading ‘No Muslim is allowed to be killed’ in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2016.
AFP PHOTO / AYOLA KIRIBATI (Photo credit should read AYOELA KILIPO/AFP/Getty) “There are hundreds of thousands of people who have been persecuted, abused and displaced by the military,” said Joma Naidu, a Muslim activist and an official of the Indonesian National Islamic Council.
“And we are here in Jakarta to show that no one is above us.”
Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is one the most ethnically and religiously diverse cities in the world and is home to some of the most persecuted and marginalised populations in the Asia-Pacific region.
More than 500,000 people have fled to neighbouring Malaysia since last year, according to UN figures.
The United Nations says the number of refugees has grown by 60 per cent in Indonesia over the past year.
In the past few months, several people have died in riots and mass protests against the government.
Amnesty International says more than 3,000 have been killed and more than 2,000 injured in the past six months, while human rights groups say the number is far higher.
A recent report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs found that the number from Burma, the worlds biggest Muslim-majority country, has surged from about 30,000 to more than 250,000.
Many Rohingya people are fleeing persecution in Myanmar.
Some of those who have fled Myanmar are still living in refugee camps.
Many of those in Myanmar are from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
“In 2016, Bangladesh was the country with the most refugees, and 2016 was the year when Myanmar experienced its worst refugee crisis in its history,” said Naidoum.
“This is what we are seeing in Indonesia now, and what we’re seeing in the future.
The people who are being displaced in Myanmar today are those who are