But the U.N. and rights groups blame the army for abuses and ethnic cleansing in Rakhine.
The trial comes against a backdrop of growing security measures targeting the region's mostly Muslim ethnic minority groups.
Academics who post "red essays" online backing up the current line of the ruling Chinese Communist Party will receive higher scores in assessments of research excellence.
Nguyen Van Oai is sentenced for resisting police officers and leaving his home while on probation.
The move appears aimed at silencing Mo Shaoping ahead of an important Communist Party congress, one source says.
They are told that only family members and lawyers may see the jailed CNRP leader while his case is investigated.
Members of hard-line groups in Muslim countries send militants to 'help' Myanmar's Rohingya, sources say.
Hundreds gather to denounce the recommendations of an advisory commission on the causes of unrest in the western state and international 'interference' in the Rohingya crisis.
Critics of the ruling Chinese Communist Party say they are being targeted for surveillance and monitoring ahead of a major political meeting next month.
Pan-democratic politicians say Zhang Xiaoming's promotion is a harbinger of worsening relations with Beijing's central government.
The move sends bilateral relations to a new low.
Tensions grow amid Rohingya crisis as Bangladesh arrests 'spies' from Myanmar.