The military threatens to take legal action against the Kachin Baptist Convention under the Unlawful Association Act.
Christine Schraner Burgener will meet Aung San Suu Kyi, the military commander-in-chief, ethnic armies, NGOs, and religious groups.
The jailed woman's sister said they were trying to find work in Yangon to support younger brothers in a family stuck in a camp since 2012.
Opposition lawmakers say putting an international representative on the new panel will compromise Myanmar’s sovereignty.
The move bans the accounts of the ultranationalist Buddhist Ma Ba Tha group and of two 'extremist' monks.
Analysts welcome the dialogue as a stepping stone to greater cooperation between the two power bases.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s office hopes UN involvement will speed up the returns, but the UN is calling the pact a first step.
The lawsuit comes two days after MP Than Maung Oo posted negative comments about the state on Facebook.
Win Myint’s office says the visit was not in accordance with certain procedures, though others were allowed to go.
Myint Thu of the Foreign Affairs Ministry says the move reflects the country’s current policy of working with the United Nations to resolve the refugee crisis.
“This is a positive development,” says Bangladeshi commissioner for refugee relief and repatriation.
One political observer says their involvement is a ‘good sign,’ while others see it as detrimental to the crisis in beleaguered Rakhine state.
The country’s Committee for the Protection of Journalists accuses police of violating human rights during the rally.
They had called in public for the release of students detained in an earlier protest against fighting in Kachin state.
The government says the panel is part of a 'national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability and development' in the ethnically and religiously divided state.
They say the measure is reminiscent of restrictions on students under previous military dictatorships.
Ichiro Maruyama meets with officials from the Arakan National Party during a visit to the area where a crackdown on Muslims occurred.