It didn’t take Nostradamus to predict the Suu Kyi regime & Myanmar generals would reject the UN investigative commission into the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. That’s what they call a foregone conclusion.
The generals made Suu Kyi the human rights facade of ethnic cleansing thinking she could carry it off. But anyone who’s ever watched her interviews or speeches denying human rights crimes against Rohingya are embarrassed for her & can’t tell the difference between her & any other two-bit huckster. All that glittered becomes tawdry. There ain’t no there-there with Suu Kyi.
What’s worth noting is that Suu Kyi referred to the Kofi Annan commission report, saying Myanmar would only accept recommendations from that advisory body authorized by the Myanmar government. Anyone who followed the work of that commission knows they spent almost no time in Arakan state, that it had no independence, specifically said it was not investigating human rights crimes against Rohingya, and ended with a hard-hitting report denouncing bad people & advocating ‘senseless acts of human kindness.’ In other words, a wimpy whitewash. It did recommend closing the concentration camps but so far Myanmar has only closed three out of 36 & has no intentions of releasing the 121,000 to 146,000 Rohingya internees.
Over 77,000 refugees fled Arakan state since last October. That’s nearly 1,000 people a month. There’s no reason the UN has to call off the investigative commission when there are 77,000 people who witnessed the crimes & can be interviewed in Bangladesh. And while they’re at it, they can interview them about the squalid conditions & denial of refugee rights Rohingya refugees endure in Bangladesh.
Our fullest solidarity with Rohingya Muslims in their demand for full democratic, human, citizenship, & refugee rights.
(Photo by TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery)