Southeast Asian countries will call for those responsible for atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya minority to be held "fully accountable," according to a statement prepared for a regional summit.
Myanmar has bulldozed at least 55 villages left by Rohingya Muslim inhabitants. The operation that started last year has raised deep concern among human rights advocates.
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.
The arrests are the latest sign of withering press freedoms in the country and come a month after a crew of journalists working for TRT World was sentenced to two months in jail for being in possession of an "unlicensed" drone.
Doctors and health workers report treating rape and gang rape survivors with fresh wounds among Rohingya refugees who fled brutal violence carried out by the Myanmar military.
Bangladesh said it will formally lodge a protest against the laying of landmines so close to the border.
The World Food Programme says more than 80,000 young children may need treatment for malnutrition.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's presence is expected to help solidify international support for State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's peace push.
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