Burma Times Desk Report: February 04, 2015
The Ministry of Foreign affairs condemned Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur for Human Rights in Myanmar. In a press release published on Wednesday, the ministry described Lee as ‘unprofessional’ and interfering in state sovereignty’.
The condemnation comes more than a fortnight after Lee finished her 10 day tour to the country.
The press release said among other things that Lee’s insistence on using the word Rohingya would fuel negative sentiments among the Rakhine people and would make government efforts of Buddhist Muslim reconciliation more difficult.