TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto stated that the government is currently coordinating with several Asian countries to process the repatriation of the people of Rohingya from Bangladesh to Rakhine State, Myanmar.
He claimed that such a coordination is required to anticipate infiltration of a terrorist group to Myanmar.
“We want them to return to Myanmar to establish peace. If terrorism infiltrates, it will cause terror, meaning that they will have to again go against Myanmar security officers,” Wiranto said in Jakarta on Friday, Dec. 15.
However, Wiranto explained that Indonesia will not intervene the repatriation process of the Rohingya to Myanmar. The reason is, he continued, coordination is needed to maintain the stability of South East Asia from terrorism.
“It is the same as what we did for the Philippines to neutralize ISIS base in Marawi,” he added.
The minister also urged South Asian countries to remain vigilant to anticipate the potentials of a terrorist base establishment.