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Professor Penny Green quoted in New York Times article on Former U.N. Chief's concern over Rohingya in Myanmar

8 December 2016

Kofi Annan, the former head of the United Nations who now leads a commission formed to study conditions in Rakhine, recently said in Myanmar that he was “deeply concerned” by reports of human rights abuses in the country’s restive Rakhine State, reports the New York Times. The paper quotes Professor Penny Green as saying that Ms Aung San Suu Kyi had most likely chosen Mr Annan, a fellow Nobel laureate, to lead the commission because he was a public figure whose “enormous moral capital” would portray her government in a positive light. But “his personal reputation as somebody who has defended human rights should be on the line here, too,” she added.

 

 

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