Indonesia Ready to Help Bangladesh Address Refugee Crisis: FM Retno

Myanmar has reportedly been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the objective may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence, Reuters reported.

"We are negotiating with some friendly countries not to take it to the Security Council", he said.

"We hope that all stakeholders together can find a way out in which unity and territorial integrity of Myanmar is respected".

Walid Abdul Karim El Khereiji, Saudi Ambassador to Ankara, said his country is making an effort to stop the violation of rights against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Aid workers in Bangladesh say established camps that have been housing Rohingya since the 1990s are already operating beyond capacity.

The Arab Parliament, in a written statement, called for global action to stop the "massacre" of Rohingya Muslims, by making an effort to better their life standards and unraveling their difficulties.

"Today, we should all take a firm stance against such acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing so that we can help the world's oppressed people, including the people of Myanmar", the Iranian president remarked.

More than 120,000 of them have entered Bangladesh, fleeing Myanmar military operations against insurgents.

He also said that it should send peacekeepers to avoid military violence from escalating and ease humanitarian aid to be given directly to the affected people. Modi presented Suu Kyi with a reproduction of proposal she submitted for a fellowship at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla in 1986.

Aung San Suu Kyi has also come under under pressure from countries with Muslim populations.

The statement from Suu Kyi's office comes as more people, including human rights activists, are calling on the de facto leader of Myanmar to return her Nobel prize.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi blamed "terrorists" for "a huge iceberg of misinformation" on the violence in Rakhine state but made no mention of the exodus since violence broke out there on August 25.

She added, "It is a little unreasonable to expect that the issue can be resolved in 18 months as you know that our administration has been in power for the last 18 months".

  • Leroy Wright