Formation of Investigation Commission

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Republic of the Union of Myanmar

President’s Office

Notification 89/2016

2nd Waxing of Nadaw, 1378 ME

1st December, 2016

Formation of Investigation Commission

1. To probe into the background situations that led to violent attacks that occurred on 9 October and 12-13 of November in Maungtaw, Rakhine State and the truth about the incidents, and to investigate whether existing laws, rules and regulations were observed in taking measures to avoid similar incidents in the future before making recommendations.

The Investigation Committee has been formed with the following persons:

(a)

U Myint Swe

Vice President 1

Chairman

 

(b)

U Aung Kyi

Retired Union Minister

Member

(c)

U Tun Myat

Retired UN Assistant Secretary-General

Member

(d)

Dr Thet Thet Zin

Chairperson, Women Affairs Federation

Member

(e)

Dr Aung Tun Thet

Retired UN Senior Advisor

Member
 

(f)

U Nyunt Swe

Member, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

Member

(g)

U Saw Thalay Saw

Pyithu Hluttaw Representative

Member

(h)

Daw Kyain Ngai Man

Amyotha Hluttaw Representative

Member

(i)

Police Maj-Gen Zaw Win

Chief of Myanmar Police Force

Member

(j)

U Aung Naing

Director-General
Union Attorney-General Office

Member
 

(k)

Dr Hla Maung

Retired Ambassador

Patron, Interfaith Friendship and Unity Organization

Member

(l)

Dr Tha Nyan

General Secretary

Young Men’s Christian Association

Member

(m)

U Zaw Myint Pe

Member, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission

Secretary
 


2. The investigation commission shall find out the truth for the following incidents and make recommendations and advice for stability of the area.

(a)

Incidents of violent attacks in Maungtaw and their background situations and causes

(b)

Deaths, injuries, destruction and other damage

(c)

Measures taken for restoring stability and the rule of law

(d)

Verification of outside allegations during area clearance operations

(e)

Guarantee for security and human rights of the people

(f)

Conflict prevention and humanitarian aids

(g)

Measures to avoid similar incidents in the future

 

3. Security for the commission during its performance of duties shall be provided by the President’s Office and the Rakhine State Government.

4. The commission shall conduct the investigation in accordance with the Criminal Procedure and the Evidence Act. The commission has the right to question necessary individuals, ask for necessary documents and may visit necessary places.

5. The report of the investigation shall be directly submitted to the President by 31 January 2017.

                                                                                                                                                    Signed,

                                                                                                                                                  Htin Kyaw

                                                                                                                                                   President
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