UN alternatives Norwegian for Myanmar position

International Desk, Khaled Hossain Tappu,Alltimenews.com:-The United Nations named a brand new intervening time UN resident coordinator for Myanmar on Tuesday, appointing Knut Ostby of Norway to take over the humanitarian position at a time of growing lines with the Myanmar authorities over the dealing with of the Rohingya disaster.

The appointment of a transient placeholder became predicted after Myanmar blocked an upgrade of the UN united states chief position.

Myanmar’s de facto chief, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, has instructed diplomats in personal meetings that she is frustrated with the United Nations, particularly its human rights arm.

Ostby, who has served with the United Nations in some of hotspots, which include Afghanistan and East Timor, will update Renata Lok-Dessallien, who has finished her time period.

Some 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh after ethnic violence erupted in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine kingdom in overdue August.

Rights monitors and Rohingya refugees say the navy and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes have pressured them to escape their houses.


The reality-locating group, led via former Indonesian lawyer popular Marzuki Darusman, said the death toll from the Myanmar military’s crackdown following Rohingya rebel attacks on Aug. 25 was unknown, however “might also end up extraordinarily excessive”.


The UN group, which was installed with the aid of the UN Human Rights Council in March, renewed its enchantment for get entry to to Rakhine country and for talks with the Myanmar authorities and military to “set up the statistics”.

In the early degrees of the disaster, the United Nations described the navy marketing campaign as “ethnic cleansing”, an accusation rejected with the aid of Myanmar, which says its military become engaged in counter-insurgency operations in opposition to Rohingya militants behind a chain of attacks on security posts.

Suu Kyi has stated the refugees can go back, however thousands continue to reach in Bangladesh.

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