Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi is coming under growing criticism as she departs today on her second overseas trip since the crisis in Arakan State began last month.
The President’s Office said the government would investigate the death of a 60-year-old Rohingya Muslim who died in police custody in Arakan State two weeks ago.
UN human rights experts call on Burma to investigate allegations of atrocities committed against civilians in northern Arakan State’s Maungdaw Township.
A military operation in northwestern Burma has killed more people than official reports have acknowledged, according to rights groups monitoring the situation.
Violence in Arakan State is stopping aid agencies from delivering food and medicines, a United Nations official said on Tuesday.
A protest against Kofi Annan’s involvement in a commission on Arakan State turned ugly when Buddhist nationalists clashed with local residents in Rangoon’s Bahan Township on Sunday.