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Former UN chief Annan to Head Myanmar Commission on Rohingya
Myanmar’s government has set up an advisory panel headed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to find “lasting solutions” to the conflict in Arakan state, where human rights groups have documented widespread abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
A statement by the office of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi said an agreement will be signed between her office and the Kofi Annan Foundation to set up a nine-member advisory commission to resolve “protracted issues in the region”. The council will comprise three international and six national experts. Rohingya Muslims have lived in the northwestern state of Arakan for generations, but are denied citizenship because they are considered outsiders.