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Myanmar rejects UN report on Rohingya genocide as 'false'

Myanmar's government today rejected a report released by the United Nations which calls for an investigation into the genocide of the Rohingya people by Myanmese troops as "false". 

"We didn't allow the FFM (the UN Fact-Finding Mission) to enter into Myanmar, that's why we don't agree and accept any resolutions made by the Human Rights Council," a senior government spokesperson, Zaw Htay was quoted by the state run Global New Light of Myanmar as saying. 

Claiming that Myanmar had a "zero tolerance" for human rights violations, Mr Htay said that the government had set up its own 'independent inquiry' in "response to the false allegations by the UN agencies and other international agencies".

A United Nations report released on Monday called for six senior figures in Myanmar’s military to face trial and for the case to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The UN's Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar was set up in March 2017 and headed by Marzuki Darusman who also co-authored the 2011 report produced by a panel of experts on mass atrocities in Sri Lanka.