Myanmar gov't strongly opposes television's attempt to broadcast Rakhine incident

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-12-7 13:57:11

Myanmar government has strongly opposed and rejected the attempt made by Qatar based Al Jazeera Television to air the documentary by exaggerating and fabricating the incidents in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, official media reported Friday.

In Thursday's press release issued by the Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Al Jazeera will be airing a documentary relating to so-called "Rohingyas" from Dec. 8 to 12 in Arabic and from Dec. 9 to 13 in English languages, said the New Light of Myanmar.

It is also mentioned that the documentary will include accusation of genocide against the so-called "Rohingyas."

Organizations such as UN Agencies, international non- governmental organizations (INGOs), Diplomatic Corps and Muslim Aid have been given permission to visit the affected areas to observe the situation by themselves, the release said.

In addition to them, foreign minister and high level delegations from Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries as well as from the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are also allowed to visit Rakhine State.

Rehabilitation work for the victims of the conflict have also been carried out in a non-discriminatory manner for both affected communities.

An independent Investigation Commission has also been formed to carry out detail investigation of the incidents, the release added.

According to the release, the Ministry reaffirmed that the government security forces and local authorities have never involved in the communal violence or racial and religious discrimination in Rakhine State as accused by some media and organizations.

The Head of State and other responsible officials have also declared this to the world at the UN General Assembly, ASEAN Summit and the Non-Aligned Summit, the release added.

The violence between Bangalis and the ethnic Rakhine people broke out in May and June, and also in October 2012.

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