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Former US Diplomat Calls Burma Board a ‘Whitewash’

Expand Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (C) speaks to the media during a briefing upon his arrival from North Korea at Beijing Capital International airport, January 10, 2013. © 2013 Reuters Yesterday, former US diplomat Bill Richardson issued a blistering statement announcing his resignation from a Burma advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, denouncing it as a “whitewash” and a “cheerleading squad” for the government. The board, created in December by Burma’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was purportedly set up to help Burma implement recommendations from a 2017 commission…

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