A senior UN official, who had toured the refugee camps in Bangladesh, on Sunday accused Myanmar’s military of conducting organised mass rape and other crimes against humanity.
The insurgents said on Saturday they were ready to respond to any peace move by the government, even though the ceasefire was ending at midnight on Monday.
Suu Kyi’s office has confirmed she will be giving the UN General Assembly a miss to focus on the deteriorating internal security situation back home.
The army dispatched about 500 soldiers to several towns near the border with Bangladesh on Thursday, including the towns of Buthidaung and Maungdaw.
A UN report in February said security forces instigated a campaign that “very likely” amounted to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing.
Three cases of H1N1 had been confirmed in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Sport said in a statement on Monday.
The government has provided assistance to a total of 116,817 displaced people till now.
As the police evicted hundreds from the slum under the orders of leader Suu Kyi, the residents complained that requisite compensation had not been provided.
Threats, political intimidation and arrests are common place for those posting content criticising the government, even under the administration of Nobel prizewinner Suu Kyi.
The arrests came after nationalists led by the Patriotic Monks Union raided flats in Yangon district which has a large Muslim population, leading to scuffles.
Journalists and activists are often targeted in Myanmar, where freedom of speech still faces considerable obstacles, even after Aung San Suu Kyi took charge.
In a sudden move, regular bus lines, timetables and salaries for drivers were introduced for the first time in Myanmar’s largest city.
Soldiers have poured into northern Rakhine since October 9, after an insurgent group of Rohingyas that the government believes has links to Islamists overseas launched coordinated attacks on several border posts.
Three ethnic armed groups excluded from Myanmar’s peace process will no longer be required to surrender, prior to joining the talks, a Myanmar military negotiator said on Thursday