21 Aug 2010

Government urged to back Myanmar inquiry

4:01 pm on 21 August 2010

Support groups are calling on the Government to back a United Nations inquiry into crimes against humanity in Myanmar.

The National Council of the Union of Burma and Burma Campaign UK are lobbying for support for the UN inquiry, which would also examine allegations of war crimes committed by the country's military dictators.

A spokesperson for the National Council's New Zealand office, Naing Ko Ko, says five countries - including Australia, Britain and the United States - already support the inquiry.

Mr Naing says the people of New Zealand should put pressure on the Government to support it too.