Malaysia FM Saifuddin Bin Abdullah says perpetrators of violence against Myanmar's minority must "be brought to justice," in talks with members of Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered in Thailand conference.
Myanmar government's steps, that include helping Buddhist settlements that replace Rohingya homes in Rakhine state, makes it increasingly difficult for the persecuted minority community to return, according to Reuters special report.
Hardline nationalist monks and Myanmar's top generals, accused by UN investigators of genocide, are among the users Facebook blacklisted this year, as a response to malicious posts, particularly against the country's Rohingya Muslims.
Myanmar's Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Win Myat Aye said Bangladesh will start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya back to Myanmar on Thursday.
Myanmar's army is accused of mass rape, killings and setting fire to thousands of homes which led to the displacement of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to neighbouring Bangladesh. The UN is recommending genocide charges be brought against top generals.
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.
The social media giant was heavily criticised for permitting itself to be used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against minority Rohingya Muslims
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee Rakhine state after a military crackdown that the United Nations has said amounts to “ethnic cleansing.”
The UNSC delegation will meet Myanmar's top leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military commander before traveling to northern Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 Rohingya fled, taking refuge in Bangladesh.
Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority has sparked an exodus of some 700,000 refugees over land into neighbouring Bangladesh since August.
UN official Marzuki Darusman probing possible genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine state says social media spread hate speech as military and Buddhist mobs forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from villages.
Myanmar army chief's office admits for the first time the existence of a mass grave of the Muslim minority in Rakhine state, saying the security forces took part in the massacre of 10 Rohingya.
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