By |Abeer Al-Madawy
The hate speech is widespread in the country, especially against the Rohingyas, said Yangui Lee, the UN's human rights commissioner in Myanmar.
After presenting her report to the General Assembly, Lee told a news conference in New York that the hate speech amounted to incitement attacks and violence .
"For decades it has been implanted in the minds of people in Myanmar that the Rohingyas are not indigenous to the country and therefore have absolutely no rights to claim." The crisis in Rakhine State is not only for decades but has long been extended beyond Myanmar's borders. I call on the international community to keep under consideration the human rights situation in Myanmar, not only in Rakhine State, given the challenges that exist throughout the country, and recommend that the UN Security Council adopt a strong resolution and include Myanmar on its agenda. "
With regard to the role played by State president Aung San Suu Kyi, the Special Rapporteur said that her position, or rather not to take any position on this situation, had surprised everyone.
"Aung San Suu Kyi is loved by the people, if she talked and said that this situation is inhumane and must stop, I think that would have changed the people's reaction, there is a big hatred and hostility towards the Rohingya."
Lee stressed the importance of persuading China to use its influence in Myanmar.
Special rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Human Rights Council in Geneva, an intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights around the world.
The rapporteurs and experts are mandated to examine the situation of human rights and report thereon to the Human Rights Council. It should be noted that this post is an honorary one; these experts are not staff members of the United Nations and are not paid for their work.