Man suspected of human trafficking arrested, official says, as authorities monitor sea routes.
The nearly 100 Muslims had sought the help of traffickers to flee to Malaysia, seeking a better life.
More than 100 people are detained for not renewing their weekly work permits.
Authorities are investigating suspected traffickers who intended to take 93 Rohingya to Malaysia.
An alliance of civil society and green groups sends an open letter to the president to stop all development projects in the western state.
Tanintharyi region officials are keeping the 93 Rohingya at sea until the central government tells them what to do with them.
They object to the cards identifying them as ‘forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals’ instead of as ethnic Rohingya.
The recent thwarted exodus of 106 came as Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh resisted efforts to repatriate them.
The Southeast Asian country has been plagued by hate speech on social media that has contributed to communal violence.
Win Myat Aye says it’s important to consider whether the refugees want to return or not.
The Rohingya fled displaced persons camps in Rakhine state in hopes of getting more food and finding work.
Chanting “we won’t go back,” hundreds of refugees protested while none agreed to leave.
But officials from both countries say they are still seeking willing participants for repatriation plan.
Mike Pence tells the state counselor that the violence by the military and vigilantes against the Muslim group is ‘without excuse.’
A Bangladesh official says process of sending refugees to Myanmar should begin this week.
Rohingya will not be sent back to Myanmar unless the UN confirms they are willing to leave, a foreign ministry official says.
Government has yet to ask people slated for repatriation for their opinion, an official says.
The government recommends arbitration to settle the case.
Ei Myat Thu faced a cumbersome process and was repeatedly denied travel permits she needed to sit for exams in her country's largest city.
Myanmar has requested that Bangladesh take action against them but declined to discuss the cases in detail.
A US deputy assistant secretary of state promises to raise the issue with officials in Naypyidaw.
About 300 returning Rohingya and Hindus will be processed each day at two reception centers in Rakhine state.
National League for Democracy wins fewer than half of contested seats as voters are drawn to ethnic-based parties.
A review of the case by the High Court will take months, while Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo remain in jail.
Reporters encouraged to apply for access, but permit paperwork is shuffled among authorities.
They cite lack of safety guarantees for returnees, days after officials said repatriations will begin in mid-November.
Screenings and treatments for the disease along with other health care services have reduced malaria transmission in remote villages.