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Bangkok Post News (11/11/98)
- Subject: Bangkok Post News (11/11/98)
- From: mandalay@xxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 21:23:00
Rangoon 'insulted' by UN criticism
Burma has reacted angrily to last month's human rights report to the United
Nations by special rapporteur Rajsoomer Lallah, called it an "insult" and
"To flippantly imply that the Myanmar (Burmese) armed forces is committing
human rights violations as a matter of policy is an affront which will not
be tolerated by the Myanmar people, for it constitutes an insult to the
whole nation, "Burma's UN envoy Pe Thein Tin said.
Mr. Lallah's report spoke of routing and widespread human rights abuses
under Rangoon's military government, including the use of forced labour,
summary executions, rape and torture.