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(MENAFN -Arab News) washington: human rights watch is criticizing the united nations for raising the possibility of myanmar contributing un peacekeepers. the new york-based group says the nation's military remains among the most abusive in the world

The group voices its concerns in a letter to un secretary-general ban ki-moon that it made public thursday

Human rights watch says that despite myanmar's democratic opening, its military remains unreformed and continues to use child soldiers

Ban's special adviser on myanmar raised the issue when he met with myanmar's commander in chief in late january.

A spokesman says the adviser said that like any un member state, myanmar could discuss its interest in peacekeeping with the world body

Myanmar's un mission did not immediately comment.


 


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