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UN High Representative Yanghee Lee visited in January to evaluate violations of basic humanitarian law throughout Myanmar, which included allegations of Rohingya Muslim violations in Rakhine State. Myanmar had said that she was no longer welcome, she said, and added in a declaration that something "terribly terrible" had happened in the state.
The government said it was worrying that Myanmar was strongly backed by China, which has a UN high-level tactic in New York. She said other nations, such as the United States and people groups, were in favour of specific penalties against the war. I think the United Nations and its member states should really try to convince China to really stand up for the defence of people' s rights," she said.
Reviews of Rohingya fugitives in Bangladesh by resource center agency Medicins Sans Frontieres have shown that at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Rakhine State in the month following the flare-up violence on August 25, the resource group said last week. ÿ This was the first time that Rohingya fired up. Over 650,000 Rohingya have escaped to Bangladesh since 25 August, when Islamic rebels attacked Myanmar's military and Buddhist militia.
In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the Rakhine state is a matter within Myanmar with its own rich story. The only way to solve this problem in Myanmar and Bangladesh, she said to journalists. Myanmar and Bangladesh should receive positive help from the global fellowship to solve the problem rather than complicate it, Hua added.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, described the crime as "a model of ethical cleansing" and said he would not be suprised if a tribunal finally decided that there had been an outrage. In the Kachin state and Shan Sate in the north of Myanmar, where the army is engaged in a fight against autonomous guerrilla groups looking for racial minorities, Lee had scheduled to use her trip to find out the methods of returning the Rohingya migrants.
Lee said in a previous declaration that Myanmar's failure to work with her was a powerful indicator that "something terrible is happening" across the entire land, even though the administration has consistently refuted any violation of people' s freedoms. It was" confused and disappointed" because Myanmar's Geneva envoy, Htin Lynn, informed the UNHRC just two short days ago that he would be cooperating.
"I am now informed that this choice not to work with me is due to the testimony I made after my visit in July," she said. Zaw Htay, spokesperson for Myanmar's Premier Aung San Suu Kyi, and Kyaw Moe Tun, a spokesperson for the State Department headed by Suu Kyi, were not immediately available.