The UN human rights investigator on Myanmar called on the govt to "dismantle the system of discrimination" against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
"If they're Bengali," one soldier assured his friends, "they'll be killed."
A senior Myanmar official told Western diplomats that a proposal to review a citizenship law that effectively renders most Rohingya Muslims stateless could not be implemented.
With UN General Assembly looming, calls for sanctions are likely to continue, many local experts and politicians believe.
Relations between the NLD government and Myanmar army appear to be hanging by a thread with their leaders at loggerheads over international involvement in the Rohingya crisis.
In a new report, the advisory commission says the spokesman undermined its work by claiming its role was to shield the government from international criticism.
President’s Office says court is trying to increase international pressure on Naypyitaw.
Readers’ Perspectives: The issues in the strife-torn region stem from migration; this is not a religious conflict, writes Kyaw Lat.
USDP spokesman U Thein Tun Oo said an office for the special envoy in the country's capital would put Myanmar's sovereignty and unity at risk.
Patience and time are required to restore trust between the communities, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told Christine Schraner Burgener, the UN special envoy on Myanmar.
The commission said all 88 recommendations it made last year, just before the outbreak of fresh violence in Rakhine State, were still relevant after a review in Denmark.
Six months of pretrial hearings wrap up; defense lawyers cite inconsistencies between testimony from witnesses, accused in Official Secrets case.
Bangladesh's Human Rights Commission has urged the Foreign Affairs and Law ministries to assist the ICC in prosecuting Myanmar over its alleged crimes against the Rohingya.
Military representative compares Maungdaw to Kosovo; Parliament approves a proposal for the govt to take necessary security measures to prevent terrorist attacks in Myanmar.
Military representatives oppose the inclusion of an international member but both sides know they must somehow carry out an investigation that is acceptable to the international co