UN probe 'can only aggravate' Rakhine tension: Myanmar official
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 18-Jul-2017

Yangon, July 18: Troubles in the Rakhine state of Myanmar is killing thousands of innocent lives. Myanmar government has often been claimed of “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya community. Back in February, UN reported the problem as possible “genocide”.  Even UN confirmed it would be moving the top UN official from her position. On the alleged killing, rape of Rohingya Muslims, UN wanted to start an investigation. The security adviser of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has commented that UN probe would only aggravate Rakhine tension.

Myanmar denied granting a visa to three UN-appointed experts for the probe. They were supposed to probe allegations of abuse against the minority by the armed forces. "We dissociated ourselves from the decision because we found that it was less than constructive," Thaung Tun told UN officials and diplomats. "We feel that that mission can only aggravate the situation on the ground," he said.

Top officials of Myanmar have been continuously criticized for their inability to handle the situation. More than 90,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their homes since the crackdown began, according to UN estimates. The UN adopted a resolution in March to set up an independent, international mission to investigate the alleged abuses.

According to Thaung Tun, Myanmar had a "clear right to defend the country by lawful means" as it tackles "increasing terrorist activities". A domestic investigation is sufficient for the issue.

Regarding citizenship also, the community is facing the problem. The communal violence displaced more than 100,000 people.A law passed in 1982, which denied citizenship to the community. They are regarded as migrants from Bangladesh. The mentioned nationality law considered them “Bengali interlopers.”