On August 27, the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar announced their initial findings. The commission was tasked with investigating alleged human rights abuses in Myanmar, with a focus on Rakhine. They said that senior members of the military, including Commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, should be investigated for genocide following last year’s military crackdown in Rakhine State, which saw an estimated 700,000 mainly Rohingya flee over the border into Bangladesh. The mission also said that crimes against humanity and war crimes were committed by the Tatmadaw in Rakhine State, as well as in Kachin and Shan states. Fact-finding mission chairman Marzuki Darusman spoke to Doh Athan about the mission’s findings, ahead of the submission of its final report, which will take place on September 18.