Four quit Myanmar rights panel amid outcry over handling of child abuse case

Four members of Myanmar's National Human Rights Commission have stepped down after a public outcry over the panel's handling of a child abuse case, the office of President Htin Kyaw said on Thursday.
The commission is tasked with tackling the abuses that continue to be reported in Myanmar despite a transition to a democratically elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi earlier this year.
It has been under scrutiny since it emerged last month that commissioners had brokered a compensation deal in a case where two girls were allegedly held against their will and abused over a... read more

6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters

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