Investigation commission in Maungtaw for a 4th time

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Following a report by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the investigation Commission on Maungtaw chaired by Vice President U Myint Swe travelled to Kyiganpyin, Rakhine State to attend a discussion in the Border Patrol Command Center yesterday on facts found in the course of the investigation.

During the meeting, the Commission Secretary presented the findings of the Investigation Commission and his team’s investigations conducted between 11-13 February in 20 villages in the Maungtaw District.

Investigation Commission members and others involved presented their individual findings and examinations conducted in their respective villages of choice, as well as the process of fulfillment of basic humanitarian needs and rehabilitation efforts.

Afterwards the Vice President commented on the presentations and said he would help facilitate rehabilitation and relocation of locals to their original villages and the swift issuing of National Verification Cards.

At midday yesterday, the Vice President and his entourage visited the health care centre in Doedan Village, Maungtaw and enquired about how the combined-health project to vaccinate, treat and feed children there was being carried out with increased momentum.

During a visit to Ushaykyay Village basic Middle school, time was made to interview male villagers on whether care was taken to respect human rights in accord with international principles and if the use of violence was present. The commission members also interviewed local women.

The Vice President and the State Chief Minister then proceeded to confer radios as gifts to the village residents. Afterwards, the Vice President and commission members observed the vaccination and medical treatment of schoolchildren being carried out under the increase momentum combined-health project being implemented for the children and other medicinal support received by village residents.