4 May 2019
The Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) held their eighth meeting from 3rd to 4th May 2019.
The Commission had a courtesy call on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces. ICOE welcomed the establishment of the Myanmar Military Court on 18 March 2019. Both sides exchanged views on the events that brought about the evolution of the Myanmar Military Court: i.e. the events of 2017 in Rakhine State, international pressures and the creation of ICOE. The Commission expressed appreciation on the openness and reassurance of full cooperation from Myanmar Tatmadaw with respect to the issues submitted by ICOE, outcomes of the Military Court deliberations and access to witnesses examined by the Military Investigation Team.
The Commission explained to the Commander in Chief on ICOE’s work which is a gathering of data and evidence pursuant to its mandate.
The preliminary report of the ICOE is in the process of being prepared for submission to the President.
Office of the Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE)
Nay Pyi Taw
4 May 2019