Myanmar to probe alleged violence against Rohingya

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The U.N. and rights groups have asked Myanmar to guarantee the safety and basic rights of the Rohingya, who are considered illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and subject to systematic discrimination.

It remains to be seen if the military in Myanmar (sometimes referred to by it's former name, Burma) will agree to turn over whatever evidence it receives to impartial, global investigators, although at this point, that seems highly unlikely. "They should listen to us" he told The Associated Press.

President Trump said in a letter that United States will continue to pressure Myanmar to create necessary conditions for the safe and voluntary return of the Rohingya people.

Pierce said the delegation wants to help the Myanmar government with implementing the recommendations on Rakhine state issued by an earlier panel chaired by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, as well as support the signing of the MoUs.

Top U.N. envoys have warned Tuesday that the Myanmar government needed to better prepare for the return from Bangladesh of Rohingya Muslims who have fled due to human rights abuses perpetrated by security forces. "Even if it takes a long time, we need to start on that".

The delegation visited northern Rakhine State yesterday by helicopter, where they met local government representatives and members of civil society.

Adams said it's important to note that while the U.N.is doing its job, the U.N. Security Council is a political body made up of governments and that, "they're not doing their job". "What we really want is to speed up the process of the return of refugees in a safe and voluntary and dignified manner", he added.

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Prosecutors argued that the police captain had told a different story to investigators when he was arrested.

Thousands of refugees gathered amid scorching heat at the camp to welcome the delegation.

U Than Tun, general secretary of the Ancillary Committee for Reconstruction of Rakhine National Territory in the Western Frontier (ACRRNT), who attended the meeting, said: "We told the UNSC delegation that it is good that they have come here to see the real situation since they have only heard fake and fabricated news".

Nyo Aye informed one delegate that some of the refugees the United Nations team saw in displacement camps in Bangladesh before visiting Myanmar were not all from Rakhine state, but were Bangladeshis who themselves live in the camps.

She told the prime minister that USAID President Mark Green and CEO of the Carter Center and former ambassador Marry Ann Peters will visit Bangladesh soon to see the plight of Myanmar's displaced people.

It has been learned that Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, announced that the country's government will investigate suspected military-led violence against the Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority.

US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat handed over the letter to the prime minister during a courtesy call on Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban on Thursday. Translated by Khet Mar.

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