The majority of Burma-born people living abroad hail from the country’s border areas and are now in Thailand and Malaysia.
The Chinese Embassy says that Burmese authorities had instead ‘strengthened resettlement’ of displaced persons on their side of the border.
At Malaysia’s request, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meets Thursday to discuss measures to deal with the conflict affecting Arakan Muslims.
For most of the families who labor in brickworks the meager wages and the high cost of food mean that every member has to work.
‘We are not terrorists or insurgents as long as our ethnic Kachin people and all the local people do not consider us as terrorists.’
Burmese interfaith advocates stress the importance of building friendship, mutual understanding and trust between different religious communities.
Rangoon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein urges commuters to be patient and calls for greater cooperation from individual bus owners.