Distinguished Professor Ali Riaz authored a commentary piece about Myanmar’s appointment of an internal “independent” commission to investigate human rights violations against its Rohingya minority. Published in the Daily Star on August 7. 2018, Riaz’s article is titled
“Will Myanmar fool the international community?
Skeptical of the intent behind the commission, Riaz argues that “it is not difficult to understand that the appointment of a commission, a year after the atrocities, and after the likely erasure of evidence, is intended only to whitewash the crimes committed. The question is whether the international community will be fooled by the ploy.”
Riaz published another commentary on the topic on Shudhassar.com on August 6, 2018. The article, titled “Will the International Community Fail Rohingyas, Again?” argues that, regarding the Rohingya crisis, “the international community needs to devise ways to put pressure on Myanmar.”