The international community has often proven incapable of dealing with state led crimes against humanity, and Myanmar could prove another missed milestone.
Myanmar rejected the findings of a UN investigation alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the US and other countries joined growing calls for them to face justice.
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi hopes the country will reach a lasting peace with its ethnic minority groups after seven decades of strained relations and armed conflict.
The return of Muslim Rohingya to Myanmar is part of a repatriation deal made between the two countries last year. But many refugees are reluctant to shift back to Myanmar where a brutal army crackdown forced tens of thousands from their homes.
Rohingya Muslims were killed intentionally by the security forces of Myanmar after accusing them of being member of insurgent groups. Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay said polices and soldiers will be put on trial.
Two countries have agreed to complete process of returning Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins.
Rohingya insurgents demand that the Muslim minority community be consulted on all decisions affecting their future.
UN rapporteur Yanghee Lee, who was last week barred by the Myanmar government from visiting the country, singled out China and Russia as they had failed to back moves in the UN aimed to halt the Myanmar military’s crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims.
US delegation calls on Myanmar to return a secure and stable situation in Rakhine state where violence sent hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees across the border to Bangladesh.
Myanmar police detained two journalists working for Turkey's public broadcaster TRT World on Friday, along with a local journalist and driver for allegedly importing a drone into the country without permission.
Knut Ostby to take over the humanitarian role, replacing outgoing envoy Renata Lok-Dessallien, who completed her nearly four-year term in October.
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army says it's "determined to stop tyranny and oppression" but would welcome any peace offer from Myanmar. Meanwhile, a Bangladeshi group has urged Dhaka to arm Rohingya Muslims.
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