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Kofi Annan to probe reports of Rohingya abuse in Rakhine


Bangkok : Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was scheduled to arrive in the Rakhine state of Myanmar on Tuesday to examine reports of abuse against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

This will be Annan’s second visit to the region since the government appointed him head of an advisory commission to propose solutions to the sectarian conflict between the Buddhist majority and Rohingyas, EFE news reported.

Annan had first visited the region in September before an armed attack on October 13 on three police border posts in the Maungdaw districts, which led to the deployment of the army in the region.

The army offensive has already claimed the lives of 69 suspects and 17 soldiers and led to the arrest of 434 people, according to the army.–IANS