U.S. diplomat walks out of Rohingya crisis panel

Jan 25, 2018, 6:12 AM EST
Veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson called the panel a "whitewash."
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Veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson slammed Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi for lacking “moral leadership” on Rohingya crisis, as he resigned from a “whitewash” international panel set up the country’s government.

Richardson, a former adviser to the Clinton administration, claimed that Suu Kyi retorted in a “furious” manner when he raised the subject of two Reuters reporters being held in Myanmar, writes the BBC.

Richardson also criticized Surakiart Sathirathai, the chairman of the 10-member advisory board, questioning his intentions over implementing the recommendations of an earlier committee for the safety and accommodation of Rohingyas, notes CNBC.