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Myanmar's Rohingya strife roils Indonesian politics

President Widodo raises Jakarta's diplomatic profile to fend off Islamists

Demonstrators protest the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims in Central Java, Indonesia, on Sept. 8. (Photo by Bobby Nugroho)

JAKARTA/YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia -- The brutal crackdown by the military on Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims in the country's western Rakhine State is stoking anger in nearby Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country.

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