JAKARTA-- Indonesian police has banned a rally planned by local Muslim groups near the ancient Borobudur Buddhist temple , one of the country's most popular tourist attractions, saying they wanted to draw the world's attention to the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
"I have ordered the local police chief not to allow it," national police chief Tito Karnavian said.
"This is a vital site where there are many international tourists," he said.
Karnavian said that the conflict in Myanmar, where the majority of the population follow Buddhism, was not between Buddhists and Muslims.
"This is an issue between the government in power and an ethnic group who are considered to have attacked the government," he said.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK