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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia holds two suspects over Myanmar embassy plot

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 03:37pm by AFP

    ... in Buddhist-majority Myanmar left dozens dead, and clashes in Rakhine state last year between Buddhists and the Muslim Rohingya minority left around 200 dead. Rohingya, regarded by many Burmese with hostility, ... a man admitted to planning a suicide bomb attack against Buddhists in Jakarta in response to Myanmar’s treatment of Muslim minorities, particularly Rohingya. In July, hundreds of Muslim ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia jails 14 Rohingya asylum seekers for deadly brawl

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 02:29pm by Associated Press in Medan

    ... they are considered illegal settlers from neighbouring Bangladesh. Hundreds have been killed and more than 100,000 left homeless in clashes between Rohingya and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists. The tensions have ... eight Buddhist fishermen from their country dead, prosecutors and lawyers said on Thursday. The melee occurred eight months ago in North Sumatra province, where more than 100 ethnic Rohingya ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    120 Rohingya asylum seekers rescued by Indonesian fisherman

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... persecuted minorities in the world, and Myanmar views its roughly 800,000 Rohingya as illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, denying them citizenship. Buddhist-Muslim unrest in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine has left at least 180 people dead and more than 110,000 displaced since June. Almost 6,000 Rohingya fleeing the violence have illegally entered Thai waters since October, the Thai army ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Pro-Rohingya blast hits Buddhist temple in Jakarta

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta One person injured in detonation at Buddhist temple A bomb that exploded at a Buddhist temple in the Indonesian capital Jakarta bore the words “we ... have been fleeing in their thousands from sectarian violence in Myanmar, where most of the population is Buddhist. The low-intensity bomb, containing pieces of iron and ball bearings, went off ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia Islam leaders stir row over 'Buddhist' Chinese New Year

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... of the country’s top Muslim clerical body has declared the celebration “haram” (forbidden), saying its rituals are tied up with Buddhist practices, particularly those that take place in temples. “We cannot ... of outdated thinking in some Islamic organisations. “Chinese New Year is not a religious celebration and it’s especially not a Buddhist celebration,” said Andrew Susanto, president ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Slain Indonesian terror suspects planned US embassy attack, say police

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 05:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Terror suspects killed in a New Year’s Eve raid planned to attack US embassy, church and Buddhist temples Six suspected terrorists killed in a New Year’s Eve police raid near Jakarta had planned to carry out a string of attacks targeting the US embassy, a church and Buddhist temples, police said on Friday. Following a nine-hour gun battle ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Volcanic eruption in Java kills three, prompts mass evacuation

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:47am by AGENCIES

    ... of Yogyakarta, authorities closed Borobudur- the world’s  largest Buddhist temple, which attracts hundred of tourists daily- after it  was also rained upon with dust from the volcano some 200 kilometres ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian admits to being behind Myanmar embassy bomb plot

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:34am by AFP

    ... the violence against Rohingya in the Buddhist-majority country. He got the idea to attack the embassy after being invited by a local Muslim group to take part in a protest against the violence ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian planned Myanmar embassy attack on Facebook

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 08:38pm by AFP

    ... at persecution of the Rohingya in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. Police arrested the accused, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, after foiling the plot when they caught two men on motorbike ... be retaliation against the infidel Buddhists”, the prosecutor said. At one point Indrajid posted on Facebook that people should target “the Myanmar embassy to avenge the slaughter of Muslims in Myanmar. ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia anti-terror squad kills 7 militants

    Posted May 09th 2013, 02:14pm by Associated Press in Bandung

    ... in the capital with five homemade bombs in a backpack. Other explosive materials were later recovered from a house they rented in the city. Sectarian violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar has killed ...




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