Immigration Dept. denies secretly issuing cards to non-Kaman; ethnic leaders warn of return to communal conflict if issue not resolved.
The teams have started the first round of assessments identifying potential quick-impact projects that would rebuild trust and social cohesion among communities in Rakhine.
A panel discussion on a UN fact-finding report scheduled to be held at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand in Bangkok was shut down by Thai authorities on Monday.
The UN's human rights chief called for a new quasi-judicial body to collect evidence with a view to prosecution of crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar including murder and torture.
ICRC failing to provide humanitarian assistance to non-Muslim minorities in Rakhine, protesters say.
The Myanmar govt said repatriation of some 3,000 Rohingya refugees would begin in hopes of alleviating international pressure.
There is little evidence that the government was involved, but the damage to the democratic transition has been done.
Three images in the book, published in July by the army's dept of public relations and psychological warfare, have been misrepresented as archival pictures from Rakhine State.
The Irrawaddy talks with journalist and Myanmar expert Bertil Lintner about the possible consequences of a harsh UN report on the country and the military.
Local media has reported restrictions on NGOs working in Rohingya camps, but aid workers say they have received no official instructions or explanations.
A Bangladeshi official said the UN has joined a committee deciding whether a flood-prone island the government wants to relocate some of the refugees to is fit for purpose.
Investigators say army chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing and five other generals must face justice.
In leading the government's Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, the late UN secretary-general helped win rare international praise for Myanmar in the wake of the Rohingya crisis.
More than 160 outposts set up, nearly 1,000 officials deployed to Bangladesh frontier amid reports group is planning more attacks.
The lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh are in peril, according to a UNICEF report.