Dhaka, Nov 16 (BAN/ AD): International Criminal Court investigation into alleged war crimes against the Rohingyas has been rejected by Myanmar. Full probe into Myanmar crackdown against Rohingyas in 2017 was approved by the Hague-based court. This action has been appreciated by the rights groups.
On Friday Zaw Htay government spokesperson told at a press comference "The investigation over Myanmar by the ICC is not in accordance with international law." Htay reiterated that Myanmar's own committees would investigate any abuses and ensure accountability if needed.
After Myanmar military crackdown in August 2017 around 7,00,000 Rohingya’s sought refugee in Cox Bazaar and currently more than 1.1 million Rohingyas are sheltered. Military crackdown in the Rakhine State was termed by UN as “ethnic cleansing”.
Myanmar has repeatedly defended the crackdown as necessary to stamp out fighters and has long refused to recognise the authority of the ICC.