Diplomats set to visit Myanmar's Rakhine next week

  • Diplomats set to visit Myanmar's Rakhine next week

Diplomats set to visit Myanmar's Rakhine next week

"At present, around 40,000 Rohingya are living in the country".

India plans to send a total of 62, ooo units weighing 900 tons.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh's Prime Minister proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims.

Hate speech and misinformation on social media have amplified ethnic tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a U.S. official said Friday, urging the country's "better angels" to show compassion for Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing violence in droves.

However, according to the Burmese government, atrocities have been carried out by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or ARSA, a Rohingya militant group, who promises to continued resistance until Rohingya demands for the restoration of citizenship rights within Myanmar are met.

Many in Myanmar, however, are criticizing news organizations for showing a bias in their reporting towards the Rohingya refugees without devoting enough coverage to the complexity of the crisis that has also caused the displacement of other ethnic groups.

They have lived for centuries in the Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where they have faced growing violence, with hundreds of thousands being forced to flee to neighbouring countries.

Eight health and protection workers in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district said they treated more than 25 individual rape cases in all since late last month.

The group's statement said the video and related satellite images was "damning evidence" that contradicts Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's assertions that the military's so-called "clearance operations" ended on September 5.

The Myanmar government has blamed a Rohingya militant group for mounting attacks on its security forces.

"All I could see is people concentrating near the main camps", Farid Alam - a Rohingya leader - said. But the Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Moazzem Ali has clarified that his "PM has given temporary shelter". Fighting between Muslim insurgents and government forces has flared periodically for decades.

More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since a crackdown by Myanmar's military on 25 August.

The United Nations has called for "massive worldwide assistance" to aid with the ongoing Rohingya influx in Bangladesh.

The European Rohingya Council chief on Monday called for an independent probe into the August 25 mass murder of Hindu villagers as authorities unearthed 45 more bodies in the conflict-torn western Rakhine state.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh has complained to the United Nations that Myanmar soldiers have been laying internationally banned anti-personnel landmines across the border, the Press TV reported.