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UN recalls top official in Myanmar

The United Nations has recalled its top official in Myanmar in response to allegations of supressing discussion on Rohingya Muislims, reprots the BBC.

The BBC investigation found that the UN official had reportedly attempted to stop human rights officials from visiting areas where the army was alleged to have persecuted the Rohingya community.

Sources from the diplomatic and aid community in Yangon told BBC reporters that the UN decision to recall Renata Lok-Dessallien was linked to the earlier investigation.

A statement by the UN in Myanmar defended Ms Dassallien’s handling of the Rohingya issue and said her departure was part of a succession process.