Pope Francis will meet the head of Myanmar’s army and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, both late additions to a tour of the two countries next week.
He plans to meet with senior officials from the People’s Liberation Army while visiting China’s military training institutions, according to a statement released by his office.
The US Secretary of State demonstrated a nuanced understanding of the country’s complex political reality in his handling of the Rakhine issue.
The entire bloc of military appointees in the Lower House stood up against a motion to reinstate the image of the late independence hero on banknotes.
Delegates meet informally in Yangon as dispute over terminology drags on.
After meetings in Naypyitaw, Tillerson announces aid and support while also calling for impartial investigation in Rakhine State.
Generals fear government leader is working to undermine them.
Rex Tillerson says US will consider individual sanctions against security forces found responsible for abuses against the Rohingya in Rakhine State.
In northern Rakhine State, rights violations must not be ignored, but nor should the activities of terrorist group ARSA and its backers.
Future name of country is main sticking point.
State Counselor cites leading role of women in the economy.
The Tatmadaw gave no reason for the transfer, but it coincides with the disclosure of US plans to impose targeted sanctions on Myanmar’s military leadership.
Arakan Army spokesman says Myanmar Army has stepped up offensives in areas it controls, accuses troops of posing as AA fighters to poach cattle.
Despite widespread allegations of atrocities and international condemnation, the army continues to deny abuse against the Rohingya.
Pope Francis will visit this month. He is expected to raise the humanitarian crisis faced by the Muslim minority after a Myanmar Army offensive in August.