UN human rights envoy to visit Myanmar next week

BANGKOK: UN human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana will begin a five-day visit to Myanmar on Monday, a UN official told AFP Thursday.

"He will be there 15th to 19th February. It's his regular programme, he's supposed to visit the country two times a year," said Human Rights officer Hannah Wu.

She said Quintana hoped to travel to Myanmar's Rakhine state.

This will be the envoy's third visit to the country after a previous mission last year was postponed.