Myanmar claims militants affiliated with, or part of Harakah al-Yaqin are behind the slew of attacks on the Rohingya that security forces blamed for, while the outfit denies ever attacking any civilians.
The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane disappeared on June 7 over the Andaman Sea during a weekly flight to Myanmar’s largest city Yangon.
Ambassador Joseph Yun met Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the military’s commander in chief in the capital, Naypyitaw, on Monday.
Eighteen Myanmar nationals and foreigners representing international media arrived in Sittwe on Wednesday before a government-escorted visit to the north.
The World Food Programme claims that more than 80,000 children might need malnutrition treatment where the Myanmar army cracked down on stateless Rohingyas.
“If they (the UN) are going to send someone with regards to the fact-finding mission, then there’s no reason for us to let them come,” was the message.
“The sexual violence did not appear to be random or opportunistic, but part of a coordinated and systematic attack against Rohingya, in part because of their ethnicity and religion,”said Human Rights Watch.
Malaysia’s intervention in the Rakhine crisis marks a break with ASEAN members’ tradition of non-intervention in each other’s internal affairs.
Aid agencies say up to 15,000 people, believed to be mostly Rohingya Muslims, have been displaced since armed men launched coordinated attacks on three posts along the northwestern border with Bangladesh on October 9th.
In a dramatic escalation of violence on the Bangladesh border, at least 26 people have reportedly been killed.