Myanmar rejects UN findings on ‘genocide’

Myanmar on Wednesday rejected the findings of a UN investigation alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the U.S. and other countries joined growing calls for them to face justice. The UN probe on Monday detailed evidence of genocide and crimes against humanity “perpetrated on a massive scale” against the Rohingya. “We didn’t allow the FFM (the UN Fact-Finding Mission) to enter into Myanmar, that’s why we don’t agree and accept any resolutions made by the Human Rights Council,” said government spokesman Zaw Htay, according to Wednesday’s state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper. He pointed to the formation of Myanmar’s own Independent Commission of Enquiry, which he said was set up to respond to “false allegations made by the UN agencies and other international communities”. Mr. Zaw Htay also lashed out at Facebook for shutting down the pages of Myanmar’s Army chief and other top military brass.

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