18 September 2019

Sri Lanka

Biksu Sri Lanka Ini Serukan Muslim Dirajam Sampai Mati, Ketegangan Meningkat

KONFRONTASI-Seorang biksu Buddha terkemuka di Sri Lanka memicu ketakutan warga Muslim di negara itu setelah dia menyerukan agar kelompok minoritas itu dirajam hingga mati.

Seruan berbahaya pada pekan lalu itu bermula dari rumor murahan yang dia umbar, yakni dokter Muslim di Sri Lanka dituduh telah mensterilkan ribuan wanita Buddha.

Sri Lanka president pardons hardline Buddhist monk

KONFRONTASI-Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has pardoned a hardline Buddhist monk who is accused of inciting violence against ethnic minority Muslims and convicted of contempt of court, officials said on Wednesday.

The president's office did not give any reason for the pardon, which was condemned by a security think-tank as a blow to Sri Lanka's "battered rule of law".

Sri Lanka Blokir Medsos untuk Cegah Konflik Antaragama Makin Parah

KONFRONTASI-Kepolisian Sri Lanka kembali memerintahkan penyedia jasa internet agar memblokir akses ke Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, dan aplikasi media sosial lainnya, Senin (13/5). Larangan itu datang setelah ketegangan antaragama terbaru muncul 80 kilometer dari ibu kota sehari sebelumnya.

Massa Anti-muslim Bantai Seorang Pria di Sri Lanka

KONFRONTASI-Massa di wilayah Puttalam, Sri Lanka, telah membunuh seorang pria Muslim meskipun jam malam diberlakukan di seluruh negeri tersebut setelah kerusuhan anti-Muslim.

Kumpulan orang menyerang pria yang berusia 45 tahun dengan menggunakan senjata tajam, kata seorang polisi kepada media lokal pada Senin (13/5).

Pria itu meninggal segera setelah dibawa ke rumah sakit, tambah polisi tersebut, sebagaimana dilaporkan Kantor Berita Turki, Anadolu.

Channel News Asia: Pasca Bom Paskah, Sri Lanka Usir 200 Ulama Dari negeri itu

KONFRONTASI -  Lebih dari 600 warga asing termasuk sekitar 200 ulama Islam diusir dari Sri Lanka pasca bom bunuh diri Minggu Pasca yang menewaskan 257 orang, dan melukai ratusan lainnya.

Dilansir Channel News Asia, Menteri Dalam Negeri Sri Lanka, Vajira Abeywardena mengatakan jika ulama-ulama tersebut sebenarnya amsuk secara legal. Namun, setelah dilakukan pemeriksaan diketahui jika ijin tinggal mereka sudah melebihi batas.

Militer Sri Lanka Baku Tembak dengan Terduga Militan ISIS

Konfrontasi - Angkatan bersenjata Sri Lanka baku tembak dengan terduga militan kelompok radikal Islamic State atau ISIS sepanjang Jumat malam, 26 April 2019. Juru bicara militer Sri Lanka mengatakan 15 jenazah ditemukan di area baku tembak yang terletak di area pantai timur.

Kepolisian Sri Lanka Sebar 140 DPO yang Diduga Terlibat Bom Paskah

Konfrontasi - Kepolisian Sri Lanka tengah mencari 140 orang yang diyakini terlibat dalam serangan bom yang menewaskan 253 orang pada Hari Paskah.

Presiden Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena mengatakan 140 orang itu diduga kuat terkait dengan ISIS, yang sudah mengklaim bertanggung jawab atas peristiwa mematikan tersebut. Dia mengungkapkan banyak anak muda Sri Lanka yang terlibat dengan ISIS sejak 2013.

"Polisi sedang mencari mereka untuk ditangkap," ujar Sirisena, seperti dilansir Reuters, Jumat (26/4/2019).

Bombings intelligence row exposes tension in Sri Lanka government

KONFRONTASI-Nearly four days after churches and hotels in Sri Lanka were attacked in a series of suicide bombings that left at least 359 people dead, the government is facing mounting criticism over its failure to act on detailed warnings that an attack was imminent.

The furore surrounds a memo from the police chief that was sent to various security officials on April 11, warning that National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), a locally based Muslim group, was planning suicide attacks on Catholic churches and the Indian High Commission in the capital, Colombo.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attacks, releasing a video in which the bombers, standing side-by-side with NTJ leader Zahran Hashmi, pledged allegiance to the armed group.

The memo was the result of a tip-off a week earlier from India's intelligence agencies and included names, addresses, and even phone numbers of the suspects.

 

When the attacks happened, the government's two top officials - President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe - both said they knew nothing about the warnings.

Uneasy coalition

The two men previously worked together to defeat Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2015 elections, but their relationship has since soured.

Last October, Sirisena tried to sack Wickremesinghe, prompting a constitutional crisis. The attempt was overturned by parliament and the courts, but the leaders have continued in an uneasy coalition ever since, sometimes deliberately avoiding each other.

Sirisena said he was not aware of the police memo despite being commander-in-chief of the armed forces, head of defence, and head of government. Wickremesinghe said he had not been "kept informed" about what was going on, noting he had been excluded from security briefings since October.

"They failed all the people of this country," veteran journalist Chandani Kirinde told Al Jazeera. "There's so much distrust between the prime minister and the president after what happened in October. They just don't see eye-to-eye. Saying that, you don't know is not a good excuse."

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene acknowledged there had been a "major lapse" in intelligence sharing in relation to the Easter attacks.

"The government has to take responsibility," he told journalists at a briefing on Wednesday.

"If the sharing of the intelligence information had been given to the right people at least this could have been avoided or even minimised. The government cannot say that they are not responsible."

Rentetan Bom Guncang Sri Lanka, Presiden Minta Kepala Kepolisian dan Menhan Mundur

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena telah meminta kepala kepolisian dan menteri pertahanan mundur setelah serangan-serangan bom bunuh diri pada Ahad terhadap gereja-gereja dan hotel-hotel mewah yang menewaskan 359 orang, dua sumber yang dekat dengan presiden itu mengatakan pada Rabu.

Sumber-sumber tersebut menolak untuk disebutkan nama mereka karena masalah sensitif di tengah-tengah tuduhan-tuduhan kegagalan intelijen menjelang serangan-serangan tersebut.

Pengeboman di Sri Lanka Disebut Aksi Balas Dendam atas Serangan Brutal di Selandia Baru

KONFRONTASI-Serentetan serangan bom saat Paskah Minggu di Sri Lanka merupakan aksi balas dendam atas serangan brutal di dua masjid di Selandia Baru, yang baru-baru ini terjadi, kata seorang pejabat Sri Lanka, Selasa.

Ia ​​​​​​juga menyebutkan bahwa dua kelompok Islamis lokal diyakini bertanggung jawab atas peristiwa keji itu, yang menewaskan lebih dari 300 orang dan melukai sekitar 500 lainnya.

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