UNHCR asks Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the US, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims.
The total figure includes more than 2,500 Rohingya refugees, up from just over 650 the year before.
Born in Thailand and now holding a British passport, rising football star Kler Heh declares his allegiance to Burma.
Some 200 residents of the Rangoon satellite town of Dala were evicted on New Year’s Eve from the homes they had lived in for more than 30 years.
Officials of Tenasserim Division claimed that refugees residing in a camp in Thailand would soon be able to return as they are scouting for land for their resettlement.
Around 4,500 people who are living on land that has been earmarked to be used by the Thilawa Special Economic Zone meet with operators and investors of the project.