Myanmar rebukes UN over Rhakine genocide report

By In record time , Yangon
Myanmar has responded to the UNs Fact Finding Mission that concluded genocide had been committed in Rakhine, saying the Myanmar Government didn’t recognise the mission and accused the writers of the report of meaning to create a rift between the civilian authorities and the military.
“We have already dissociated ourselves from the decision of the UN Human Rights Council, that means Myanmar doesn’t accept the establishment of that mission. So we do not accept any discovering of that mission, and there’s no method to cooperate with the Fact Finding Mission. We do not settle for the one-sided accusations by that mission,” stated presidential spokesperson Zaw Htay.
The UN report on Monday called for the investigation and prosecution of Myanmar’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing and several different senior army officers for “genocide, crimes towards humanity and warfare crimes” over their accountability for violence in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states. The mission and worldwide gamers additionally need to refer the case to the International Criminal Court.
“Actually, it’s like an intentional attack on our country. For one thing, August 27 just isn’t the date set for the launch of UN Fact-Finding Mission’s report, which was supposed to be submitted on September 18. But as the UN Security Council presently is holding a gathering on Myanmar affairs , we consider the report was timed as a blow to us just earlier than the assembly,” Zaw Htay stated.
“Our zero-tolerance coverage on human rights violation could be very clear. We have already advised Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s military) and police to handle the Rakhine conflicts cautiously and legally, respecting human rights. If there could be any evidence of human rights violations, tell us and we’ll examine and take severe actions,” he mentioned.
“Now, the Independent Enquiry Commission is doing its job very properly. It will certainly let us know if it finds any proof of such violations and then we are going to take actions towards those who are concerned.”
The spokesman additionally denounced Facebook for banning Min Aung Hlaing and other Myanmar officers and organisations for his or her alleged involvement in genocide and hate speech within the country. The government has asked Facebook how the eliminated accounts can be retrieved, and whether or not it’ll take away any accounts and pages created anew by banned military officials, he stated.
“This sort of intentional attack could have adverse impacts on our efforts for nationwide reconciliation. I need to reiterate that there was no input by the government in Facebook’s ban on army officials.”
Win Mara, chairman of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, mentioned Myanmar has regularly asked the worldwide neighborhood to be sceptical of one-sided accusations.
“Everything appears to emerge from exaggerations in regards to the conflicts,” he said.
 

“The country’s human rights physique is pleased to witness that the federal government has willingly followed the suggestions of Kofi Anan’s fee and the advisory board led by Thailand’s former foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai”, he stated.
“This was systematically arranged to attack our country in numerous methods. It looks as if an insult to our sovereignty,” he stated.
Min Zaw Oo, director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security, agreed, saying he believed it was a dishonest effort to foster confrontation between the civilian authorities led by Aung San Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw.
The extra confrontations between the two establishments, the tougher it goes to be to build belief and peace, he mentioned. The UN report indicated that civilian authorities had little scope to regulate the actions of the Tatmadaw.
It also found that “through their acts and omissions, the civilian authorities have contributed to the commission of atrocity crimes”.
“The State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, has not used her de facto place as head of government, nor her ethical authority, to stem or forestall the unfolding events in Rakhine state,” the report states.
Nay Zin Latt, chairman of National Development Party, mentioned conflict in Rakhine was started by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). The army merely tried to restore peace and stability in conflict-hit state, he claimed.
“I assume every little thing was well-planned to pose further pressures on Myanmar, creating misunderstanding between the civilian authorities and the army,” he mentioned.
Special Rapporteur on the scenario of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee

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