Myanmar is sliding toward conflict, U.N. investigator says

March 9, 2015 4:18 PM

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Myanmar is sliding toward conflict, U.N. investigator says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar is sliding toward conflict as the government backtracks on pledges to protect human rights and "fear, distrust and hostility" spread, a U.N. investigator said in a report published on Monday.

Yanghee Lee, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, saw "no improvement" for displaced Rohingya Muslims since her previous visit last July to investigate allegations of mistreatment of them by the Buddhist majority in Rakhine state.

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