Myanmar military 'trying to sweep serious violations against Rohingya under the carpet'

Temporary shelters cover a hill at Palongkhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar Bangladesh

Temporary shelters cover a hill at Palongkhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar Bangladesh

The results of an internal military investigation published on Monday absolved the Myanmar army of all wrongdoing during the Rohingya crisis.

The Myanmar government regards the Rohingya as illegal migrants from Bangladesh and does not recognise the term.

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a counter-insurgency clearance operation in Rakhine State that a top United Nations official has called a classic case of "ethnic cleansing".

It denies killing any Rohingya people, burning their villages, raping women and girls, and stealing possessions.

The military's self-exoneration came as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepared to visit Myanmar on Wednesday for talks with leaders.

"When I raised the issue of Rohingya in Rakhine State, Aung San Suu Kyi in her response announced that several efforts are being done in Myanmar. this is important because she did not say anything about this at the last Asean Summit in Manila last April", he told the Malaysian media covering the Summit.

No reason was given why Major General Maung Maung Soe was transferred from his post as the head of Western Command in Rakhine, where Myanmar's military, known as the Tatmadaw, launched a sweeping counter-insurgency operation in August.

Myanmar border guard police force patrol near the Myanmar-Bangladeshi border outside Maungdaw, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, November 12, 2017.

"Once again, Myanmar's military is trying to sweep serious violations against the Rohingya under the carpet".

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Amnesty said: "there is overwhelming evidence that the military has murdered and raped Rohingya and burned their villages to the ground".

It added, "After recording countless stories of horror and using satellite analysis to track the growing devastation we can only reach one conclusion: these attacks amount to crimes against humanity".

A spokesman for Amnesty International said the military had "made clear it has no intention of ensuring accountability".

Najib said he also told other Asean leaders that Malaysia and Asean, as an organisation, could no longer keep silent on the crisis as it had humiliated the regional bloc and had become an global issue to the extent of seeing the UN Security Council issued a presidential statement.

"And it is something for which the Burmese authorities - and especially the military - must take full responsibility".

Rohingya Muslims have lived in Myanmar for decades but many in the country's Buddhist majority see them as foreigners.

A military junta ruled Myanmar for 49 years and the generals have retained their authority over defence, security and border issues under a constitution drafted while they held power.

Many diplomats, however, believe Myanmar's fragile transition to democracy would be jeopardised if she publicly criticised the armed forces.

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