Domestic investigations, including a previous internal military probe, have largely dismissed refugees’ claims of abuses committed during security forces’ “clearance operations”.
Simon Lewis and Wa Lone
The violence in Myanmar was set off by a coordinated attack on Augut 25 on dozens of police posts and an army base by Rohingya insurgents.
According to the UNHCR document, the government has begun clearing land for the “model villages” and will give the Rohingya plots and money to build homes.
At least once a year, local administrators go house-to-house in Rohingya villages, lining up families to check their names against official lists. The names of those Muslims found missing are crossed through, residents say.
Myanmar’s lower house of parliament was on Tuesday discussing whether foreigners should be excluded from the commission, but the chances of such an outcome are low.