On Friday (September 23) Myanmar published a statement on a Facebook page ‘Ministry of Foreign Affairs Myanmar,’ where Myanmar strongly rejected the report titled “Progress made and remaining challenges with regard to the recommendations of the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar” at the 51st session of the Human Rights Council held on September 22.
The statement said that Myanmar never recognizes such kind of politically motivated country-specific resolutions and the mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) since their establishment. In addition, “creating these mechanisms are just to manifest politicization and interventionist approach to manipulate a sovereign state under the pretext of human rights,” Myanmar said in a statement.
“The sources that referred by the OHCHR are representing their own narratives as they are openly supporting the terrorist organizations like the so-called NUG, CRPH and PDFs,” the statement said and also mentioned that the Human Rights Council is monopolized by some members of the Council utilizing the Council to meddle in the internal affairs of the country.
Myanmar views that the Human Rights Council set a dangerous precedent of holding meetings in the absence of country-concerned and creating duplicated mandates against Myanmar without its consent.
The Government of Myanmar regularly issues the verified information, press releases and positions that reflect the reality and actual on ground situation of Myanmar.
In addition, the OHCHR itself not only ignores but also fails to incorporate the different views including responses made by the Government to the unfounded allegations, one-sided accusations and pre-fabricated information.
“The OHCHR is misusing its resources and capacity in applauding the violations of human rights by certain countries which impose sanctions on Myanmar.”
“It is undeniable that the recommendations of the OHCHR report are totally deviated from realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.” According to the MoFA facebook page
The recommendations of the OHCHR report which in fact calls for imposing sanctions mean violation of the right to development of people of Myanmar.
Myanmar observed that the report of the OHCHR is another provoking document identical to those of organizations and media outlets which enjoyed various supports from certain western countries to interfere in internal affairs of Myanmar in every aspect.