Indonesia : War and massacres in the modern era do not make sense Indonesia : War and massacres in the modern era do not make sense

Indonesia : War and massacres in the modern era do not make sense

Indonesia : War and massacres in the modern era do not make sense

Unity in diversity. Where this will not be able to be realized if it is not supported by religious teachings, it will not be able to be realized if it is not supported by religious leaders, who teach that love of the Motherland is part of faith, tole
Jakarta : President Joko Widodo said that the open wars and massacres that have occurred in the modern era are completely beyond reason and conscience.

"It really doesn't make sense, it really doesn't enter our conscience, in today's super modern world there are still open wars and massacres," said Joko Widodo in his speech at the R20 International Summit of Religious Authorities (ISORA ) in Jakarta, Monday.

President Widodo emphasized that what was happening in Palestine was an open practice of massacre that claimed the lives of civilians, including women and children.

He emphasized that the humanitarian tragedy in Palestine cannot be tolerated in the slightest.

"The massacre (occurring in Palestine) is openly taking (the lives of) civilians, taking (the lives of) women and children. A ceasefire must be implemented immediately, humanitarian assistance must be accelerated, and peace negotiations must begin immediately," he stressed. .

The President said that Indonesia believes that independence is the right of all nations and this is clearly stated in the Indonesian constitution.

Indonesia, said Jokowi, also has long experience in knitting diversity and bridging differences and in uniting diversity.

"Currently, Indonesia's population is almost 280 million, consisting of 714 tribes, with more than 1,300 local or regional languages. They adhere to different religions and live on the 17,000 islands that we have. It is not an easy thing to unite them, but we can, " he explained.

He said that Indonesia was grateful to be able to erode tribal egos, religious egos and regional egos, so that it was able to realize Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.

" Unity in diversity . Where this will not be able to be realized if it is not supported by religious teachings, it will not be able to be realized if it is not supported by religious leaders, who teach that love of the Motherland is part of faith, tolerance for differences is part from faith, and maintaining unity is also part of faith," said Jokowi.

The President emphasized that Indonesia believes the role of religion, religious figures and society is very important in creating peace, harmony and togetherness both within a country, in the region and in the world.

"Therefore, I really appreciate, I really appreciate the holding of this forum, let us make it a dialogue between religions, across nations to bridge differences and stop all forms of disputes so that we can create a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous world together," he said while inaugurating the R20 ISORA opening.


Myanmar : Analysts say that the country-wide fighting may become more intense

Tonshan Region of Shan State On November 21, 2023, the allied joint forces captured the west hill of Takyuchen village.

TNLA AA Operation 1027 of the three MNDAA alliances has completed one month today. The three alliances announced on November 24 that this operation, which began in northern Shan State, will be implemented nationwide on November 27.

The goal of the military is to bring down the military dictator, said Lee Tiger Win of the Kokang group MNDAA Information.

"We were able to strike a balance with the armed organizations of the entire country in the military. Our goal in the military is to eliminate the military dictatorship. We will continue to fight for this."

Three twin alliances, the Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA); The Burmese National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), also known as Kokant, and the Rakhine Army (AA) urged in a statement on November 24.

Operation 1027, which began on October 27, is currently in Shan State and Sagaing Division. Chin State It has spread to Rakhine and Kayah states, and the territorial battles are intensifying.

In the past month, the three twin alliances have captured more than 170 military council camps in northern Shan State and more than 40 military council camps in Rakhine state, it has been reported.

''Our goal is to eliminate the military dictatorship. We will continue to fight for it."

In addition, Kumlong in northern Shan State, nine, Namkham, Chin Shwe Hao and Pan Sai (Kru Kok) border gate; Jingsan net, Phamsai area, Lee Tiger Win of MNDAA said that as they have control over the Namslak areas, they are currently close to taking over Laukkai.

Similarly, the joint forces of the Kachin Liberation Army (KIA) and the PDF have been fighting fiercely with the military council forces every day after taking over the towns of Kolin and Khamburi in Sagaing Province.

In parallel with the northern allies' 1027 operation, Karenni National Progressive Party/Karenni Army (KNPP/KA) forces also launched Operation 14 (1111) in Kayah State on November 11. KNPP/KA Secretary (1) U Aung San Myint said that they are currently trying to take over Loikko town and the purpose of the operation is to control the entire Kayah state.

"Now, we are conducting an operation against Loikaw, the main capital of our state. From today until the time we build a federal democratic union, we need to be able to exercise our right to self-determination. Therefore, our administration in our state In order to fully implement the legislative and judicial functions, we must drive the military dictator who is an obstacle out of our state."

He said that he is trying to achieve the military objective as soon as possible because if the operation takes longer, the need for weapons and ammunition will be greater and the public will be harmed.

Dr. Hla Kyaw Zo, a political analyst, also opined that due to the arrival of the open season, the fighting will become more intense throughout the country with the acceleration of operations.

“This is a good time. What the military usually does in the NAPA era is to take peace in one place and fight another place with its own forces. Now the tribes have understood. Because of that, everyone fought together and the military forces were scattered. It is not very good for him. If the revolutionary forces continue this in a balanced and simultaneous manner, the situation will improve even more.”

Dr. Hla Kyaw Zao said that the Military Council's response to the operations of the PDF and the ethnic armed groups will become more intense. He said that the military council army will not take into account the civilian casualties in responding to this.

According to the list compiled by RFA based on the statements of local media and human rights groups, from October 27 to November 26, Shan State, Kayah State Rakhine state 168 civilians were killed and 241 were injured during the 1027 operation and related fighting in Chin State and Sagaing.

During the fighting in northern Shan State, people who were hit by heavy weapons were being transported to the hospital by charity organizations on October 27, 2023.  (Photo - Mettashin Social Assistance Association)
During the fighting in northern Shan State, people who were hit by heavy weapons were being transported to the hospital by charity organizations on October 27, 2023. (Photo - Mettashin Social Assistance Association)

Among the casualties, 1,027 operations were based in northern Shan State, where 72 civilians were killed and 125 injured within a month, said Taang Women's Organization (TWO) official.

There are mutual accusations between the military council and the armed forces regarding civilian casualties. Residents and human rights groups told RFA that most civilians were killed by the military council's attacks. Regarding this, I called General Zaw Min Tun, who is the spokesperson of the military council, today, but he did not receive an answer.

U Aung Myo Min, Human Rights Minister of the National Unity Government, said that attacking civilians is a war crime, and if the international community does not stop it in time, it could lead to worse situations.

"During the war, civilians, In particular, women and children must be protected from harm, which is part of humanity. It really is a point to be followed. Now, targeting civilians with military objectives is not only a violation of international humanitarianism, but a real crime. If the international community does not take timely action on this, there will be more serious and truly heartbreaking crimes. As a result, the damage to the public may be greater.”

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) also issued a report on November 23, stating that more than 300,000 civilians (335,000) have been displaced throughout the country due to the fighting since Operation 1027.
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