Tatmadaw releases reaction to OHCHR report

The Tatmadaw true news information team released news in reaction to a report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) yesterday.
The statement noted that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Union of Myanmar has issued a news release on Wednesday over “Interviews with Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar since 9 October 2016,” issued on Friday concerning the investigation by the delegation to Bangladesh assigned by the OHCHR.
“The Government of the State had the investigation commission led by Vice-President U Myint Swe investigate the accusations. As regards other affairs in Rakhine State, security forces have been instructed to perform their duties in the framework of the law in accord with human rights and not to exercise force excessively. If sufficient evidence is found of violating human rights, the Government will take legal actions against anyone. As for the investigation, all the accusations, including accusations on area clearance operations, will be examined, whether they are true or not,” according to the statement.
[quote font=”helvetica” font_size=”18″ bgcolor=”#dedee2″ color=”#030000″ bcolor=”#0528f9″ arrow=”yes”]The Tatmadaw will form an investigation team to investigate whether there have been unlawful acts including violations of human rights.[/quote]
“On 9 October 2016, terrorists supported by foreign countries with financial aid made a surprise armed attack at the No. 3 border guard police outpost in northern Rakhine, killing 10 policemen and looting 65 firearms and ammunitions. That event not only harmed the sovereignty of the State but also threatened the people’s lives and properties, hence the operations to launch area clearance to find out attackers and to bring back firearms and ammunitions looted. The Tatmadaw will form an investigation team to investigate whether there have been unlawful acts including violations of human rights.”  It is learnt that the investigation team will be headed by Lt. General Aye Win of Tatmadaw, investigation chief officer as chairman. Members of the investigation team will be: Brigadier Khun Thant Zaw Htoo, Vice Adjutant-General, No. 9 Tatmadaw; Advanced Training School Principal Brigadier Aung Kyaw Ho and Major Hla Myo Kyaw Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate-General of West Command. Lt Colonel Myo Win Aung, Assistant Judge Advocate-General will serve as secretary, it is learnt.— Myanmar News Agency

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