U Pandita welcomed the creation of Aung San Suu Kyi’s investigating commission, but said authorities must reveal who ordered the crackdown.
“Buddha teaches us to forgive, but how we can forgive without an apology to us?” said Shin Nanda Thara of the Bawdi Mandaing Monastery in Pakkoku township. “It’s like treating the wound with the wrong medicine.”
The announcement said the commission is tasked with assessing the reasons for the protests against the mine, the handling of the protests and whether the mine should continue to operate. It is to submit its findings by Dec. 31.