Workers would pay the price for withdrawal of trade preferences, which would destabilize the country, Ambassador Ichiro Maruyama says.
A district official said the 177 returnees have been allowed to move back to their homes or been resettled with relatives.
"The pile-on has been quite obvious. It’s also noteworthy that it hasn’t done any good," US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
China and Russia cannot block the briefing on the UN report because a minimum nine of the 15 council members support the move, which cannot be vetoed.
Vast majority of country’s 500,000 garment workers toil in factories supplying Europe
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wraps up Mekong Summit with praise for Japan’s ‘understanding’ on Rohingya crisis
Bangladesh Foreign Ministry protests maps showing St. Martin’s Island in Myanmar territory
Many fear PM Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist govt is about to act on its stated position – that it wants to deport all Rohingya Muslims from the country.
The UNHCR’s report on their initial on-the-ground assessment, says locals in Maungdaw are still experiencing travel restrictions and mistrust between communities.
Analysts and ex-diplomats in Bangladesh said Beijing should be doing more to resolve the crisis and warned that China would share in the fallout if it dragged on.
Some new structures also planned for members of Arakanese community, official says
The sanctions would include Myanmar's lucrative textile industry and potentially put at risk thousands of jobs but would not come into effect immediately.
Indian police bused seven Rohingya Muslims to the border to be deported to neighboring Myanmar for illegal entry, the first such move against the community.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers have urged Myanmar to give a full mandate to an inquiry commission to hold accountable those responsible for the violence in Rakhine State.
Bangladesh has indefinitely postponed plans to move the refugees from Cox's Bazar to Bhasanchar Island starting November after cancelling a visit by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.