Is Myanmar’s ‘Independent’ Probe into Atrocities Stacked Against Rohingya?


The government of Myanmar recently appointed four supposedly independent commissioners to investigate atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims by the military last year. However, at least half of the commissioners have a questionable track record on human rights, adding to the suspicion the commission is a fig leaf to placate the international community. Myanmar’s government has persistently said that last year’s military campaign against Muslim civilians in the north of the country was a legitimate military operation targeting insurgents. The United Nations and other international bodies have called the operation “ethnic cleansing.”

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South China Morning Post