Burma's human rights commission says there is no need for an investigation into the communal violence between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya that broke out in June.
The refusal comes as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation says it will take up the Burmese government’s handling of the unrest with the U.N. Security Council.
When the United Nations special rapporteur to Burma visited areas affected by the violence in Rakhine state last month, he called on Burma's National Human Rights Commission to form a truth commission for a comprehensive and transparent investigation.
The chairman of the commission, Win Mra, said Thursday he was puzzled by the suggestion, and denied that his group was responsible for completing such an investigation. He says a separate group of government investigators are only looking into the killings that led to the outbreak of violence.
"I don't know why he would do that, he said. "In fact, what I know is that the government has already formed a high-level investigation group to inquire into the two cases that it is the rape and the murder of ten people."
Win Mra also said that the observations of U.N. Human Rights Special Envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana were biased. He did not elaborate in an interview with VOA.