The army dispatched about 500 soldiers to several towns near the border with Bangladesh on Thursday, including the towns of Buthidaung and Maungdaw.
Official outlets, including a social media account run out of Suu Kyi’s office, published running denials during the Rohinga conflict.
The two deals have regional lawmakers questioning their cost and accusing Yangon’s chief minister Phyo Min Thein of cronyism and a lack of accountability.
About 75,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, with accompanying allegations of rape, torture and extrajudicial killings by security forces.
Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing under leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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.
US ambassador Joseph Yun’s trip to Myanmar underlined continuing US worries over North Korean links that date back to Myanmar’s decades of military rule.
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.
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.
In Myanmar’s waves of racial and religious violence, how many promising individuals have been killed, maimed or otherwise destroyed?
UNHRC established the inquiry in March, but Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s foreign minister, has rejected the allegations and opposes the mission.
Suu Kyi has prioritized peace between the military and rebels but Serge Pun said economic development is “the most effective tool” to attain that goal.
The law in its present form prohibits use of the telecoms network to “obstruct, defame, inappropriately influence or intimidate” and has been used to jail journalists and activists.
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.
Under Suu Kyi’s plan to shut down all camps in Rakhine district, people struggle to put their lives together, while others are hopeful for a better future.
The leader feels that peacefully resolving the many issues that rebel groups in the region have is essential for the economic growth of the country.
Rohingya elders estimate some 600 people were killed over two weeks in November 2016. A UN report said the likely toll was hundreds.
Journalists and activists are often targeted in Myanmar, where freedom of speech still faces considerable obstacles, even after Aung San Suu Kyi took charge.
A UN report in February said Myanmar’s security forces had committed mass killings and gangrapes against Rohingya during their campaign against insurgents.
The comments were made during an interview with the BBC.
While the outcome of the by-elections will not affect the balance of power within the parliament, it offers a chance to gauge the popularity of the administration.
The leader of a Rohingya Muslim insurgency against Myanmar’s security forces said his group would keep fighting unless Aung San Suu Kyi took action to protect the religious minority.
With a festering Rohingya crisis, increased fighting with ethnic armed groups and a slower economic growth, Suu Kyi has struggled to match expectations.
On the last two days of the UNHRC session, India voted in 15 resolutions and made a statement on Myanmar, the only resolution that did not go to a vote.
A short UN Security Council statement on Myanmar was blocked, diplomats said, after the 15-member body met to discuss the situation in Rakhine state.
The panel urged the government to reconsider a failed programme to verify Rohingyas for Myanmar citizenship.
A UN report last month said the Myanmar army and police had committed mass killings and gangrapes of Rohingya in a campaign that may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
Domestic law says children aged between seven and 12 are only criminally responsible if mature enough to understand the consequences of their actions. Two listed detainees are under 12, while two more are 13.
India continues to maintain a hands-off approach and advocates giving Myanmar’s democratic government more time to resolve the Rohingya issue, an approach encouraged by experts.
At least once a year, local administrators go house-to-house in Rohingya villages, lining up families to check their names against official lists. The names of those Muslims found missing are crossed through, residents say.
The UN said in a report last month that the army and police had committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.
A new crop of populist leaders is reviving a tried and true method of demonstrating leadership – killing people.
Since Myanmar’s approach to the Rohingya has been marked by extreme prejudice, it was only a matter of time before the reaction set in.
The government forces providing security to workers preparing a border fence in Buthidaung township of Rakhine State were attacked by about 30 armed men.
The government last week said the situation in northern Rakhine had stabilised and that it had ended a four-month security crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
Two senior government officials confirmed the news and said that the army will now just ‘maintain peace’.
The crisis has prompted international groups and leaders to call for actions like unfettered humanitarian access to all parts of northern Rakhine state.
UN officials said they were concerned the outside world had not fully grasped the severity of the crisis unfolding in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Abuses on Rohingyas have reached new height but neither Myanmar nor neighbouring Bangladesh are taking responsibilities to grant basic human rights to this population.
“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.