The United Nations has warned aid workers in western Burma of rising hostility and imminent protests from troubled Arakan State’s majority Buddhists, some of whom say humanitarian agencies are giving support to Rohingya Muslim militants.
Demand for sex with children is an emerging cause of human trafficking in the Mekong region, the United Nations said on Thursday, as it pointed to a shift in child sex webcam centres from the Philippines to Thailand.
Police had misinterpreted Mr Swe Win’s visit to the airport on Sunday as an attempt to flee, Khin Maung Myint added.
The renowned investigative reporter, who has written critically about Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar, planned to fly to Bangkok but return a day later, his lawyer said.
A Union minister has said the presence of security forces will be boosted in Arakan State, a troubled border region where recent violence has renewed scrutiny on the government, its handling of militants and a 10-month counter-insurgency campaign against them.