UN recalls top official from Myanmar

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PV International Desk : The United Nations has announced that its top official in Myanmar is being recalled to headquarters in New York.

Renata Lok-Dessallien was the focus of a BBC investigation last month in which she was accused of suppressing internal discussion on Rohingya Muslims.

More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled a military offensive following deadly militant attacks on police in August, with many now in camps in Bangladesh.

The UN said Ms Dessallien would leave by the end of October.

It said in June that she would be rotated from her position but stressed then the decision had nothing to do with her performance.

Diplomatic and aid community sources in Yangon, however, told the BBC’s Jonah Fisher the decision was linked to her failure to prioritise human rights.