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Human Rights Commission receives lots of complaints daily

Originally appeared in Eleven Media

September 14, 2012

Around 30 complaint letters come daily to Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and most are related to farmland problems, its chairman says.

“We receive complaints about various issues. At present, we are dealing with some. But we haven’t decided on which ones we have to handle. We have already announced that we would not touch upon the cases being settled in courts, which can only give judicial decisions. Our commission has only authority to give suggestions,” said U Win Mra, chairman of MNHRC.

“The reason the commission is formed is to help courts that have to deal with large numbers of cases. Human rights violation cases in courts usually take months or years. We would like to suggest that cases of human rights violations be sent to judicial bodies,” he added.

He also said that complaints against government departments do not usually have answers and some officials and staff need to mend their morality. The commission requires cooperation with government employees to facilitate its tasks, he added.

At the start of its formation, the commission received more than 40 complaints daily, most of which were concerned with land problems.

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