Myanmar army calls Rohingya 'terrorists' 'Bengali', accuses them of torching houses

Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape

Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque and State Secretary of the Danish Development Cooperation Martin Bille Hermann signed the declaration during the discussion on the whole range of bilateral issues.

Turkey has been at the forefront of providing aid to Rohingya refugees.

"I think that Myanmar might promise to work with the worldwide community, and it is likely that the global community will also work with Myanmar on resolving this problem", he said.

Suu Kyi discussed the Rohingya crisis with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the Southeast Asian leaders' summit in Manila.

Rohingya, described by the U.N.as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012. "Those responsible for abuses must be held accountable", Adams said.

The Myanmar military and government have denied accusations that security personnel burned Rohingya villages and indiscriminately killed, tortured, and raped residents, despite testimony to the contrary by survivors and satellite imagery of the ravaged communities.

"The Burmese military's absurd effort to absolve itself of mass atrocities underscores why an independent worldwide investigation is needed to establish the facts and identify those responsible", said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch in a statement.

Over 617,000 Rohingya refugees have settled in Cox's Bazar since 25 August, but exploitation of the Rohingya population in the district has been occurring since well before this most recent influx of people.

From Southeast Asia, leaders to take part in the summit are Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Myanmar's de facto leader and State counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.


Some U.S. senators are now pursuing legislation to impose economic and travel sanctions on the armed forces and their business interests.

The government in mostly-Buddhist Myanmar regards the Rohingya as illegal migrants from Bangladesh and does not recognise the term.

As people fleeing violence in Myanmar relate the horrors of escaping military violence, Myanmar army released a report late night Monday in which it concluded there were "no deaths of innocent people".

"This trip can not become an endorsement of the current state of affairs in Myanmar", he said.

"Talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar on repatriation should continue", he said.

"Sexual violence is being commanded, orchestrated and perpetrated by the armed forces of Myanmar", she said following a three-day tour of the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.

A spokeswoman for the US State Department, Katina Adams, said the United States was aware of reports of the general's replacement. "We will accept back the people who appear in our data and who can submit documents that show they really lived in the area". Written in English by Roseanne Gerin.

Reported by Khin Khin Ei, and Win Ko Ko Latt for RFA's Myanmar Service.

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