400 Rohingya People Have Settled In Indonesia – In addition to the current influx of Myanmar’s Muslim minority coming in Indonesia, the chairman of a provincial fishing community has revealed that deteriorating boats carrying an estimated 400 Rohingya people arrived in Aceh province on Sunday. This is an addition to the previous rush of Rohingya people landing in Indonesia.
Since November, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that 1,200 Rohingya people, a minority group from Myanmar that is subject to persecution, have arrived in Indonesia. This information was provided prior to the arrivals on Sunday.
According to Miftah Cut Ade, the chairman of the fishing community in Aceh, two boats arrived in the province early on Sunday morning. He stated that one boat landed in the district of Pidie, and the other boat landed in Aceh Besar.
He stated that each boat was carrying approximately two hundred Rohingya people.
Officers were collaborating in the field to collect data, according to Andi Susanto, a local military official. Susanto stated that approximately 180 Rohingya had arrived in Pidie at four in the morning, according to the GMT time zone.
Susanto stated that the military was aware of a second boat, but he did not have any information regarding the location where the boat had landed or the number of people that were on board.
In a statement released on Friday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo expressed his belief that the recent increase in the number of boats arriving in the country is perhaps due to human trafficking. He also pledged to collaborate with international organizations in order to address the matter.
In spite of the fact that Indonesia is not a signatory to the United Nations Convention on Refugees from 1951, the country has a long tradition of welcoming refugees with open arms whenever they arrive on its territory.
The huge number of recent arrivals, on the other hand, has resulted in a backlash on social media and some pushback from residents in Aceh, which is the most western region where the majority of boats land.
Over the course of several years, Rohingya people have fled Myanmar, a country with a Buddhist majority, since they are usually seen to be foreign invaders from South Asia, refused citizenship, and subjected to cruel treatment.
Every year, between the months of November and April, when the seas are calmer, members of the minority that is being persecuted leave on wooden boats for neighboring countries like as Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia, which are all Muslim-majority countries.