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Myanmar refuses entry to UN investigators

Myanmar will refuse entry to United Nations investigators focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims reports The Guardian.

The government previously said it would not cooperate with United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution that mandated a mission to investigate human rights violations by security forces in Myanmar.

The permanent secretary at the Myanmar’s ministry of foreign affairs, Kyaw Zeya, said,

“If they are going to send someone with regards to the fact-finding mission, then there’s no reason for us to let them come.”

The refusal to cooperate with the UN comes as Aung San Suu Kyi, who came to power amid a transition from military rule, receives more criticism for her handling of the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

A report by the UN in February found that the mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya “very likely” amounted to crimes against humanity and possible ethnic cleansing.