Now the ruling party leaders within Suu Kyi's government are confessing or confirming something that we all suspected, which is that Kofi Annan commission was a "shield" for the Myanmar government to hide Myanmar's genocidal crimes and evade charges of ethnic cleansing against minority Muslims.
U Zaw Htay, government spokesperson and director-general of the President’s Office recently talked to The Irrawaddy about the threats facing Rakhine State and press freedom in Myanmar. He said, "Whenever there is an accusation from the international community, we say we are taking action in line with the recommendations of the Kofi Annan commission. The commission is serving as a shield for us. Was it not for Kofi Annan commission, the allegations would be much worse, I think."