Visit to the Rakhine State

A team from the Commission comprising the Secretary and 2 Members visited Sittway, Maungtaw, Buthitaung and Yathaytaung Townships in the Rakhine State from 27 June to 1 July 2012 and held discussions with responsible persons, religious leaders and the victims. In the Statement issued after the visit, the following recommendations were made:-

–           The measures to build the rule of law be strengthened and just and effective actions be taken in accordance with law against the perpetrators of the acts of violence that had occurred;

–           Steps should be taken to build mutual trust for the physical and mental rehabilitation of the victims of the two groups of people;

–           A special programme should be undertaken to enhance the basic education of the children in the affected areas for the building of mutual trust and enrichment of intelligence and knowledge;

–           More assistance and support to be provided for the victims.