Myanmar rejects UN-backed Rohingya probe
YANGON: Myanmar yesterday rejected the United Nations rights council’s decision to investigate allegations that security officers have murdered, raped and tortured Rohingya Muslims, saying the probe would only “inflame” the conflict.
The UN agreed on Friday to “urgently” dispatch a fact-finding mission to the country, focusing on claims that police and soldiers have carried out violations against the Rohingya in Rakhine State.
Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry stopped short of saying it would block the probe, but said it “has dissociated itself from the resolution as a whole”.
“The establishment of an international fact-finding mission would do more to inflame, rather than resolve the issues at this time,” it said.
Myanmar is carrying out its own domestic inquiry. AFP