Myanmar President Claims Improvement in Human Rights, But Critics Disagree

Myanmar President Win Myint said on Monday that the country’s human rights situation has improved, but critics disagreed, pointing to violence targeting Rohingya Muslims, the harsh treatment of ethnic minorities, an about-face on press freedom, and crackdowns on civic groups.Addressing an event in Yangon commemorating the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the U.N. document that sets out fundamental human rights, he also called on the government and civil society to work with the country’s human rights commission to further improve human rights conditions.“Human rights which are the most fundamental rights of humankind need to be enjoyed without discrimination with respect to race, color of skin, gender, language, religion or political belief by all equally,” he said in a statement issued in the state-run Global News Light of Myanmar newspaper..........


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