Formation of Investigation Commission


1. To probe into the background situations that led to violent attacks that occurred on 9 October and 12-13 of November in Maungtaw, Rakhine State and the truth about the incidents, and to investigate whether existing laws, rules and regulations were observed in taking measures to avoid similar incidents in the future before making recommendations.

The Investigation Committee has been formed with the following persons:

(a) U Myint Swe, Vice President 1, Chairman

(b) U Aung Kyi, Retired Union Minister, Member

(c) U Tun Myat, Retired UN Assistant Secretary-General, Member

(d) Dr Thet Thet Zin, Chairperson, Women Affairs Federation, Member

(e) Dr Aung Tun Thet, Retired UN Senior Advisor, Member

(f) U Nyunt Swe, Member, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, Member

(g) U Saw Thalay Saw, Pyithu Hluttaw Representative, Member

(h) Daw Kyain Ngai Man, Amyotha Hluttaw Representative, Member

(i) Police Maj-Gen Zaw Win, Chief of Myanmar Police Force, Member

(j) U Aung Naing, Director-General Union Attorney-General Office, Member

(k) Dr Hla Maung, Retired Ambassador, Patron, Interfaith Friendship and Unity Organization, Member

(l) Dr Tha Nyan, General Secretary, Young Men’s Christian Association, Member

(m) U Zaw Myint Pe, Member, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission, Secretary

2. The investigation commission shall find out the truth for the following incidents and make recommendations and advice for stability of the area.

(a) Incidents of violent attacks in Maungtaw and their background situations and causes

(b) Deaths, injuries, destruction and other damage

(c) Measures taken for restoring stability and the rule of law

(d) Verification of outside allegations during area clearance operations

(e) Guarantee for security and human rights of the people

(f) Conflict prevention and humanitarian aids

(g) Measures to avoid similar incidents in the future

3. Security for the commission during its performance of duties shall be provided by the President’s Office and the Rakhine State Government.

4. The commission shall conduct the investigation in accordance with the Criminal Procedure and the Evidence Act. The commission has the right to question necessary individuals, ask for necessary documents and may visit necessary places.

5. The report of the investigation shall be directly submitted to the President by 31 January 2017.


Htin Kyaw
Republic of the Union of Myanmar