Despite UN calls for an investigation, Burma’s human rights commission says that an investigation into communal violence between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya is not needed.
The refusal comes after the United Special rapporteur to Burma requested for a
comprehensive and transparent investigation following his visit to the Rakhine state.
The chairman of the Burma Human rights commission went on to defend their refusal , claiming that “the observations of U.N Human Rights Special Envoy Toma Ojea Quintana were biased.”
An analyst for the International Crisis Group, Jim-Della-Giacoma, noted that the main problem was the absence of recognition of the minority Rohingya citizens.
He went on to outline the need to “Bring the Rohingya and all the minorities to a modern Myanmar, that recognizes, and that the rights of all these minorities need to be protected by the modern state and not discriminated against.
The United Nations released a report last Thursday describing the continuing incidents of violence and rising number of displaced persons, which currently amounts to 68500.
The Sri Lankan government has expressed concern over a recent Memorandum of understanding, signed between the US Embassy in Colombo and the Trincomalee Urban Council, to establish an ‘American Corner’, a public information centre.
A Sri Lankan military soldier is suspected to have perpetrated the rape of a 7 year old girl in Nedunkeni, Vavuniya, reports Uthayan.
The incident led to a protest by local Tamils, demanding that the culprit be arrested.
Sri Lanka's Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister, Mervyn Silva, has decided to launch a hotline for public complaints, reports Colombo Page. The hotline would allow the user to choose their language of choice,