Maungtaw commission continues investigation

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February 8, 2017

The Investigation Commission on Maungtaw will probe some of the accusations included in the report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said Vice-President U Myint Swe.

The remarks came at meeting 4/2017 of the Maungtaw Investigation Commission held at the Office of the President in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

“The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report on the situation of human rightsin northern Rakhine State on 3rd February 2017. Among the facts and accusations included in the report, there may be something special to be investigated by our commission, hence the need for us to negotiate and consult,” the Vice President said.

In the report, the State Counsellor said that “where there is clear evidence of abuses and violations, the Government will take necessary measures.”

After the approval of the commission’s meeting report (3/2017), U Zaw Myint Pe, Secretary of the investigation commission, clarified that “the commission report we have been compiling cleared some accusations and there have been some matters we should continue to investigate, having arranged to include the full text of the commission report.” In addition, Police Major General Zaw Win, a member of the commission, clarified the facts included in the report of OHCHR.

After discussions by the commission members, Vice-President U Myint Swe gave a concluding speech.