The president’s office announced late Tuesday it would release 186 Myanmar nationals and 73 foreigners as a gesture of goodwill.
More than 70,000 members of the persecuted minority fled to neighbouring Bangladesh after the military launched a widespread crackdown late last year.
A draft law, which among other things seeks to ban violence against children is expected to be submitted to parliament later this year.
Mostly women and children from Arakan in Myanmar have taken refuge at two villages in southernmost Mizoram’s Siaha district, says the official.
A Myanmar widow has been sentenced to seven years in prison for throwing boling water on a 14-year-old servant.
Tensions between Myanmar’s overwhelmingly Buddhist population and the Muslim minority spread after violent conflict broke out between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya in 2012
Myanmarese delegates also called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Gono Bhaban Wednesday evening and discussed the Rohingya situation
The WHO Myanmar country head Dr Jorge M. Luna, warned Myanmar was likely to experience more cases of the mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly in the region.
The Myanmar Industrial Port(MIP) miscalculated the volume of incoming shipment.
The rescue operation is ongoing.
“We are carefully exploring in close consultation with Congress what can be done to use calibrated military-to-
military engagement to support a transition to civilian rule,” US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said.
The United States lifted a host of financial and trade embargoes Tuesday to recognise the “historic milestone” of the country’s transfer to a civilian-led government.
US lawmakers of both parties have also urged Obama to renew the sanctions authority that expires on May 20.
The vessel was transporting around 60 passengers from a camp to a local market, according to the UN’s Pierre Peron in Myanmar, who said the majority were internally displaced people.
Attempts to amend the army’s charter under the former quasi-civilian government were stymied by the military –which is gifted 25 per cent of all parliamentary seats by the constitution it scripted.