Antje Missbach

Dr Antje Missbach is an associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society and a research fellow at the school of social sciences at Monash University.

In May 2015, Indonesia agreed to provide temporary shelter for up to 3,500 Rohingya boat people, insisting that they be resettled or repatriated within a year. With this deadline fast approaching, Dr Antje Missbach reports that few have been resettled, and public goodwill is beginning to dry up.

Although Rohingya asylum seekers received a relatively warm reception from Acehnese citizens, the provincial and national governments have been slow to offer support, writes Dr Antje Missbach.