The commission charged with investigating the 9 October attacks on border police outposts in northern Arakan State and subsequent allegations of grave human rights abuses has been granted an “indefinite extension” to its reporting deadline.
International human rights advocates have criticised the interim report of the government-formed investigative commission tasked with probing the attacks on 9 October and subsequent violence in northern Arakan State.
Violence in Arakan State is stopping aid agencies from delivering food and medicines, a United Nations official said on Tuesday.
Burma’s government appears to be backing away from claims that attacks that took place in Arakan State earlier this month were carried out by a Islamist group with links to Pakistan.
Burma’s government says a group inspired by Islamist militants was behind recent attacks on police border posts in Arakan State.