Myanmar Designates Panel on Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar Designates Panel on Rohingya MuslimsMyanmar Designates Panel on Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds in Myanmar rallied on Tuesday against an advisory commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan to find solutions to the conflict between the country’s Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, which has cast a pall over democratic reforms.

The plight of the Rohingya has raised questions about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s commitment to human rights and represents a politically sensitive issue for her National League for Democracy, which won a landslide election victory last year, Reuters reported.

Local residents and Buddhist monks joined the protest overseen by dozens of police, despite rain in the northwestern Rakhine State, challenging what they perceived as “foreigners’ biased intervention” from the nine-member panel.