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Jakarta Post

RI envoy sees no evidence of Rohingya mass graves

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 14 2018   /  01:39 am

Indonesia’s envoy to Myanmar claims not to have found any evidence of ethnic cleansing after participating in a recent visit to Rakhine state sanctioned by the Myanmar government to disprove reports of new mass graves and of atrocities allegedly committed by police and military.

The government of Myanmar hosted a limited group of foreign diplomats last Friday to visit the Taung Phyo Litwe and Nga Khu Ya villages in northern Rakhine where it has built reception centers for the Rohingya refugees who are to be repatriated from Bangladesh. The Myanmar government claimed it constructed the reception centers and temporary transit camps as part of its commitment to the recommendations of a commission on Rakhine chaired by former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan.

As one of the few envoys who were invited on the trip, outgoing Indonesian Ambassador to Myanmar Ito Sumard...