"If you can send back 700,000 on a voluntary basis, we are willing to receive them," Thaung Tun said. "Can this be called ethnic cleansing?"
China proposed substantial amendments to a British-drafted UN Security Council statement on Myanmar last week. The council eventually agreed on a weaker statement.
Despite signing of repatriation deal, almost 3,400 new refugees have joined the exodus in recent weeks.
Still no probe into police shootings, even as authorities in Rakhine arrest hospitalized protesters amid climate of fear
Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor claims both Myanmar military and ethnic groups are still using the deadly devices
Team says those responsible for killings late last year will be prosecuted
National security advisor notes country is already at ‘red’ level.
With the Rakhine crisis strengthening China's hand and limiting Western influence here, the government must plot a new strategic course.
Anticipation over whether Christian leader will use the term "Rohingya"
The logo included a map of Rakhine State but left out Gwa and Thandwe townships.
The move revived a UN resolution that was dropped last year due to the country’s progress on human rights.
International concern over the Rohingya situation has grown.
Human rights groups want Pope Francis to uphold international law on self-identity.
In northern Rakhine State, rights violations must not be ignored, but nor should the activities of terrorist group ARSA and its backers.
The US Secretary of State will stress the need to halt violence and stabilize Rakhine State when he meets the head of Myanmar’s military.