Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army chief says UN has ‘no right to interfere’

The Rohingya people are an ethnic minority that lives mainly in the northern region of Rakhine State, Myanmar, and have been described as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities.

According to a report by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights released on 11 October 2017 in early August 2017, the Burmese military resumed “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine State, worsening the humanitarian crisis in the country.

The military drive also displaced a large number of Rohingya people and made them refugees. According to the United Nations reports, as of January 2018, nearly 690,000 Rohingya people had fled or had been driven out of Rakhine state who then took shelter in neighbouring Bangladesh as refugees.

Now after UN investigators called Myanmar’s army chief and other top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya minority The army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of the country.

No country, organisation or group has the “right to interfere in and make decisions over sovereignty of a country”, military-run newspaper Myawady reported commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing told troops.

The UN team also criticised the Nobel Laureate’s government for “acts and omissions” that had “contributed to the commission of atrocity crimes”.

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