Myanmar army chief condemns UN probes on Rohingya issue

Must Read

Jharkhand polls for 81 constituencies from November 30 to December 20; counting on 23rd December

Addressing a press meeting today, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has announced the poll dates for Jharkhand Legislative assembly....

Congress forms six-member committee of AICC to review situation of NRC in Assam

In a bid to review the condition of Assam state after the implementation of the NRC exercise, Congress party...

Shiv Sena elects Eknath Shinde as party’s legislative leader; Sunil Prabhu appointed as chief whip of party

In a striking breakthrough, Shiv Sena elected senior minister Eknath Shinde as the party's legislative leader today. It has...

After the UN had probed against  Myanmar’s army chief and other ‘generals’ and asked for an investigation and eventual prosecution for a ‘genocide’ against the Rohingya minority in the region. In retaliation to the probes of the global body, the army chief of Myanmar said that the UN was meddling with the sovereignty of the country and that the body has no right to do so. The UN had undertaken a fact-finding mission which urged the Security Council to refer the nation to the ICC.

“As countries set different standards and norms, any country, organization and group have no right to interfere in and make decision(s) over sovereignty of a country,” Min Aung Hlaing said.

Min Aung Hlaing also shrugged off demands from the UN for the army to get out of political life in Myanmar, where it remains hugely influential despite a nominal transition to civilian rule in 2011. a report was compiled by the international organisation which was around 444 paged long and it was undertaken for over 18 months outlining the atrocities and the wrongdoings being committed in the region on the people.

Myanmar denied entry to the U.N. mission’s investigators and rejected their findings, insisting that security forces conducted a legitimate operation to root out “terrorists”.

In his remarks, Min Aung Hlaing referred to the Rohingya as ‘Bengalis’, suggesting they belong in Bangladesh and said they must “accept scrutiny” under the country’s 1982 Citizenship Law. It is this law which limits citizenship for those, like the Rohingya, who are not members of officially decreed ethnic groups.

Myanmar’s government is led by Aung San Suu Kyi, who had already rejected the report’s finding as “one-sided” and “flawed” and dismissed a separate decision at the criminal court that had found it had a jurisdiction over the crisis which is taking place currently.

Suu Kyi’s government shares power with the army which has retained a major chunk of power as it has retained control over a quarter of parliamentary seats and three key ministries since 2011 in the nation.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Speculation grows on Aadhaar linkage with property

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Over the last 2-3 years, there has been off and on buzz about an...

SEBI mandates linking client ID with demat account

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Aimed at preventing diversion of money, markets regulator SEBI on Friday announced norms to map clients Unique Client Code...

Kota residents protest against Mardani 2, meet LS speaker

Jaipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Kota residents on Friday met Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, an MP from Kota, to register their protest against the...

Defeat vicious designs to restore institution’s glory: CJI

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Outgoing Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Friday said the judicial system is facing new challenges, which emerge from within...

Air traffic controller in Pak helps plane from India

Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) An air traffic controller in Pakistan on Thursday saved a plane flying from the Indian city of Jaipur to Muscat,...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This