Myanmar refuses visa to Ansar Burney
LONDON: The Burmese embassy in London has refused the visa application of Ansar Burney, the United Nations former expert adviser on human rights. Ansar Burney had applied to visit the troubled country on a “fact-finding mission” but he was informed on Tuesday afternoon that his application cannot be entertained.
Burney told The News: “The embassy has told me that they are not allowing journalists and human rights activists in the country. I am completely gutted. This action proves that Burma has something to hide from the world.
This action shows that reports of Muslims massacre in western Myanmar and Muslim Rohingyas are correct. I wanted to go there only to find facts about this case.”Burney had applied for visa last week and was told to collect it on Tuesday.