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UN Members Thwart China’s Bid to Gut Funds for Myanmar Probe

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Expand Smoke is seen rising from Burma’s Taung Pyo Let War village from across the border in Bangladesh.   © 2017 Private United Nations member countries thwarted an attempt by China to slash proposed funding for investigations into Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. This ensures that a newly established UN body will have the necessary financing to gather and preserve criminal evidence for future trials. After marathon negotiations – during which China called for cutting the proposed budget in half – the UN General Assembly’s budget committee approved without a…

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