Burma rejects UN report on genocide against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan

International Desk|RNTv:

The government of Burma on Tuesday categorically rejected the report of United Nations Fact-finding mission following investigation on the Rohingya genocide and crimes against humanity. The Burmese government also rejected the call of the fact-finding mission for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making false allegations.

A government spokesman of Burma, Zaw Htay in an interview to state media expressed this comment on a day after the UN report that for the first time the organisation has explicitly charged army officials over a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last year.

Burma has denied ab intio most of the allegations, saying the security forces resonded to a ‘legitimate treat’ from what they called Rohingya ‘militants’. If there is any case against human rights, just give us strong evidence, records and date so that we can take legal action against those who break the rules and regulations’, said the spokesman.

‘We don’t agree and accept any resolution made by Human Rights Council, as we ddid not allow these investigators to enter the country’, Zaw Htay, the main government spokesman said.

‘It is for ‘zero tolerance to any human rights violation’ of the government, a Commission of Enquiry has been set up to respond to ‘false allegation’ made by the international communities incuding UN, he added.

Zaw Htay’s description of the commission surprisingly
resembles those of its members. Earlier this month, a member of this socalled Commission of Enquiry, Kenzo Oshima, a former Japanese ambassador to the United Nations, said at a press conference in Naypyidaw: “Given the fact, there is so much, in some reports which have come out, reports which are frankly too one-sided, I imagine that the government has felt the need to set up a commission such as this one, with the participation of foreign members, with the desire to bring in more balance, set the record straight.” The

Zaw Htay also said the government of Burma was questioning Facebook about the shutting down the account the army general Min Aung Hlaing and other top military officials accusing them spreading hat and misinformation. He said that the action by Facebook had caused mounting critism among the people of Burma.