Investigation team into alleged crimes in Rakhine hold first meeting

THE Criminal Investigation and Prosecution Committee held their first meeting at the office of the Union Attorney-General yesterday evening.

UAG U Tun Tun Oo, who is also chairman of the committee, first said ARSA attacked police outposts, police stations and a Tatmadaw battalion in northern Rakhine State on 25 August 2017. ARSA and security forces then clashed after this.

The final report of the Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) said crimes have been committed during those conflicts in 13 areas of Maungtaw, Buthidaung and Yethedaung townships. The crimes were said to have been committed by ARSA and its affiliates and by security forces and civilians.

The UAG said they are to investigate into these alleged crimes and pursue legal action where required. He said this committee was formed with Order 19/2020 from the President’s office on 24 January 2020.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Attorney-General U Win Myint who is the vice chairman of the committee, committee members and other invited guests.


(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)


Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar