The Burmese government has rejected a proposal from the UN Human Rights Council decision regarding Burma’s ethnic Rohingya Muslims by the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC).
Earlier in June, the UN branch had unanimously approved a proposal from Pakistan to draw attention to the plight of the Rohingya minority in the country.
Burma’s foreign ministry released a statement on 3 July rejecting the proposal, saying that the decision violated the state’s sovereignty and the accusations about human rights abuses were incorrect.
In its statement, the ministry also said that the proposal is intended to deter the peace and unity among the different religious believers in Burma.
Burma’s permanent representative to UN has strongly rejected the decision, saying that Burma could not accept the proposal.
The OIC submitted its draft decision at meeting at Geneva, Switzerland.