The standoff at the scandal-hit Dhammakaya Temple represents one of the biggest challenges to the authority of Thailand’s junta since it took power in 2014.
The UNHCR will push for resettlement of those most in need, for medical or family reasons, despite growing resistance in the US under President Trump.
A representative of the mission says it would unload food and emergency supplies in Bangladesh, though staff were not being allowed access.
Diplomats say that Burma’s government remains ‘in denial’ about alleged atrocities against civilians.
Dhaka plans to relocate thousands of people to uninhabited Thengar Char, which offers no buildings, no phone reception, and no protection from floods.
Bangladesh is determined to relocate Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Burma to a Bay of Bengal island that critics say is unliveable.
Seeking to capitalize on Trump’s new travel restrictions, companies in Asia say they will target tourism ties with Muslims worried about the curbs.
Dhaka is preparing a list of the people who would be temporarily moved to Thengar Char before being sent back to Burma.
More than 2,000 migrant workers at a major Thai seafood exporting company call for bigger bonuses and better welfare benefits, a rare demand.
Muslim-majority Malaysia has been on high alert since an attack last January by Islamic State-linked militants in Jakarta, the capital of neighboring Indonesia.
The Wa State is now trying to diversify its economy, which relies heavily on China as a market for its exports of rubber and metals such as tin.
Najib Razak calls on Burma to provide unimpeded access for humanitarian aid at meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
At Malaysia’s request, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meets Thursday to discuss measures to deal with the conflict affecting Arakan Muslims.
Election of top-tier officials of Burma’s largest ethnic armed group the Wa could further complicate the peace process.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister tells foreign affairs ministry that Burma must accept back all ‘Burma nationals’ in Bangladesh.