After repeatedly summoning the Myanmar ambassador, Dhaka has asked Beijing to convey its concerns to the junta, which is battling the Arakan Army near the border.
The general said he had complained to his Myanmar counterpart about shooting and shelling across the border, as well as air incursions, amid junta-AA clashes in Rakhine.
The group added that regime forces’ artillery and airstrikes have displaced tens of thousands of civilians, creating a humanitarian crisis in southeastern Myanmar.
Junta troops continued to torch homes Tuesday in Nat Chaung, where regime air strikes have killed 20 locals and displaced thousands over the past week.
The humanitarian situation is deteriorating as civilians seek refuge in Thailand amid continued fighting, including junta air strikes, in and around Lay Kay Kaw.
Some 5,000 villagers have crossed the border and about 10,000 are displaced in the area as the regime intensifies its offensives near the Thai border in Karen State.
The fighting in Lay Kay Kaw erupted a day after hundreds of regime troops entered the town and arrested anti-junta activists and politicians; civilian homes were shelled.
In an unusual move, all 15 members of the Council called for an end to fighting and urged the regime’s forces to show ‘utmost restraint’.
The National Unity Government says 520 homes, offices and religious buildings have been shelled or burned by regime forces in seven regions and states since Sept. 7.