Is it Burma or Myanmar today

It is Burma or Myanmar today?

Myanmar Military - Burma today: Noodles in a form mixed by hand with a spicy chili sauce and eaten with garlic cloves and chili (left), fresh Burmese spring rolls (right). An expert panel with Dr. Khin Mar Mar Kyi, Martin Smith and Dr. Michael Marett-Crosby will discuss some of the current challenges facing Myanmar.

MEP Aung San Suu Kyi whips against'misinformation' from'terrorists' as 126,000 Rohingya escape Burma.

Almost 126,000 Rohingya civilian Muslims have now fled into the misery of Bangladesh's congested aid camp to avoid a two-week "evacuation" by Burmese military personnel that wiped towns from the face of the earth and claimed the lives of literally a hundred people. Falsified information has been fueled by the refusal of sovereign observer status to the state of Rakhine.

A lack of world observers has enabled the Armed Forces to readily refute horrors. Manhattan's junta on Wednesday rejected furious allegations by the Bangladeshi administration that troops have laid land mines along the Thai frontier in the last three outbreaks. Meanwhile, the Myanmar authority supported their "terrorist" history by alerting the general population that Arakan Rakhine Salvation Force (ARSA) rebels are plotting to bombardments of citizens in megacities.

The latest brutality, which began on 25 August with an attack on paramilitaries, was also charged with murdering tens of Hindus in the north of Rakhine. Burmese Rohingya organisation UK president Tun Khin said Arcas had brought "desperate youth" into his line, but did not constitute the general Rohingya people.

"The Rohingya refuse to use force and we are looking for a peaceful settlement," he said.

United Nations Security Council: Reminding Burma to the ICC

The UN member states should also follow evidence-gathering procedures to further prosecution before the ICC and other tribunals. Burma's police have since the end of August 2017 neglected to conduct a credible investigation into the police forces' actions that led to massive fires, killings, rapes and plundering, destroyed several hundred communities and forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to escape to neighbouring Bangladesh.

The Human Rights Watch fieldwork has shown that Burma's armed misuse is a crime against man. Burma's government's assistance both in carrying out the Rohingya militia operation and in repeatedly suspending and dismissing allegations of abuse make it highly unlikely that the regime will push for the reliable investigative and prosecuting of human rights atrocities.

From a historical perspective, Burmese tribunals have seldom tried troops for violating people' s freedoms and have never brought troops to justice for military outrages. Civil tribunals hardly ever have competence for troops involved in crime. The UNHRC launched a fact-finding missions for Burma in April on the basis of serious and trustworthy accusations of violation of human freedoms.

The fact-finding operation will record abusive practices but does not have the authority to examine them according to the standards of criminality, although its conclusions could be used for possible prosecution measures. ICC is a last instance tribunal and will only act if there are serious offences and the competent authority is not prepared or able to pursue and bring those guilty to justice.

However, the ICC has competence only for offences perpetrated by the states party to its foundation contract, the Rome Statute, and Burma is not a member. The UN Security Board alone can appeal to the ICC for further prosecution. It will be hard to expel the ICC in the Councils present policy context, especially as China and Russia are likely to oppose bringing the Burmese case to justice.

It is a challenging scenery that shows how important it is to go down similar paths to ensure fairness for the perpetrators of Burma's outrages. With the blockade of the judiciary in Syria and North Korea, the UN General Assembly and the UN Council on Humankind have each set up committees to gather information on infringements of international humanitarian law and to process case documents for possible criminal proceedings before the competent tribunals.

The UN member states should consider a similar offensive for Burma.

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