Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made another seemingly off-the-cuff remark when he told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi that she shouldn't worry about Human rights activists as they are "just a noisy bunch".
A separate statement from the nine remaining members of the advisory board on Thursday said they met this week "with open minds" and agreed "to speak with one voice".
He lambasted Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi for an "absence of moral leadership" over Rakhine and described her "furious response" to his calls to free two Reuters journalists arrested while covering the crisis.
More than 655,500 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown by the Myanmar military.
"And I think Aung San Suu Kyi has brought this upon herself, the constant disparagement of the worldwide community, which I think can be helpful to her".
Some, however, say her silence is a calculated political move not to alienate the powerful military and many people from Myanmar who consider the Rohingya as outcasts in their country.
Philippine president said he pities Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for being the focus of global criticism over her country's handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
"Therefore, any statement about the Advisory Board "whitewashing" or "cheerleading" for anyone lacks complete legitimacy", the board said.
Most famous fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin passes away
It explores the effects of gender and sex in society, and was one of the first major feminist science fiction books. A family statement posted Tuesday on Le Guin's verified Twitter account says she passed away peacefully on Monday.
In the meantime, a Myanmar government spokesman also hit back on Thursday, accusing Richardson of over-stepping the mark in his stinging resignation letter. "I spoke to one young woman who had been on the phone to her aunt in Rakhine in Myanmar".
A State Department spokesman said he could not immediately confirm details of Richardson's contacts.
File image of Rodrigo Duterte with Aung San Suu Kyi. "She needs to start listening to her friends, people like me that are giving her frank advice that things are not going well, but she doesn't seem to want to hear this".
Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested in December and face up to 14 years in jail under the Official Secrets Act over the alleged possession of classified documents, purportedly relating to the army campaign in Rakhine.
Recently appointed Deputy Information Minister U Aung Hla Tun told reporters in Naypyidaw on Friday that Richardson had raised an issue that was beyond the commission's mandate, and pointed out that the trial of the two reporters could only be dealt with by the president. He said a previous commission on Rakhine State, led by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, set a valid precedent for the body that Richardson resigned from. The Myanmar government has announced that temporary camps are ready to accept verified returnees, though none had arrived as of January 26.
Gradual repatriations of Rohingya were to begin Tuesday under agreements signed by Myanmar and Bangladesh, but Bangladeshi officials delayed the returns at the last minute, saying more time was needed amid questions about safety and whether the refugees were returning voluntarily. While numerous mostly Muslim ethnic group can trace their lineage in Myanmar back centuries, the majority Bamar population regards them as "Bengali" interlopers, and they have been consistently denied citizenship or legal status.
Spurs arrive in excellent form and have just one defeat in 12 games - that 4-1 defeat to Manchester City back in December. The North Londoners made it to this stage of the competition, after beating AFC Wimbledon 3-0 at the Wembley Stadium.
Since 2001, Karnataka has been asking Goa to release 7.6 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water. A holiday has been declared to the schools and colleges on January 25th as precautionary measure .
The Western Cape region of South Africa was unprepared to handle three consecutive years of severe drought. The company says it will also keep its Springs Way water-collection point in Newlands open 24/7.
Apple has form in this area as they already provide several ways to see the condition of your laptop battery within macOS. The update will also add Advanced Mobile Location to automatically send a user's location to emergency services.
Crucially it makes no explicit mention of state casinos wanting to authorise sports betting or any mention of online betting. So, the one percent " integrity fee " would amount to as much as 29 percent of revenue, according to the lobbying group.
These are created to tackle vulnerabilities with Meltdown and Spectre on older MacBooks that use macOS Sierra and OS X El Captain. Additionally, Apple has also macOS High Sierra version 10.13.3 that focuses on security, stability, and bug fixes.
An update coming later this year will let you link two HomePods together for stereo sound, much like competitor speakers. With fabric, plastic and metallic finishes available, the Amazon Echo provides far more choice to consumers.
Only 3 foreigners (Lionel Messi, Daniel Alves, and Phillip Cocu) have played more games for Barcelona than Mascherano . It happens this Thursday night when Barça hosts Espanyol in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal return leg.
While that sounds like a ton of money (and it is) Vince's recent transaction only accounts for less than 5% of WWE's shares. In addition, McMahon stated that the league would be a single entity and would not use the franchise model.
Earlier, British tennis player Kyle Edmund knocked out Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals. And the Croatian believes he is able to match Federer shot for shot if he has to take him on in another Grand Slam final.
Conference of Mayors in Washington , where New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio, among others, chose to boycott the White House meeting. Then he criticized the mayors of other cities like NY and New Orleans who also skipped the meeting.
Man shot in Sydney 'after stabbing police officer'
A critical incident team from the Homicide Squad are investigating the incident, including the firearm that was discharged. The attacker was shot dead by officers on the scene with witnesses saying they heard four or five shots.
West Coast gets prime view of total lunar eclipse
The good news for us is that we will get to see this eclipse at a relatively convenient time in the morning hours on Wednesday. On 31st January 2018, the full moon day which occurs is going to be the second full moon day of the January month.
Milan train crash kills 3, injures dozens
That account fits with what witnesses described , which was that the train began to shake violently before the impact. The broadcaster added that up to 100 people received minor injuries, all of whom are the train's passengers.
5 people have died from the flu in TN this season
Wooten said it's still not too late to get vaccinated for protection against the flu this season, which can extend into April. Dogs diagnosed with the flu must be kept away from other dogs for at least 21 days to keep it from spreading.
Acer's New Chromebook Spin 11 Features A 360-Degree Hinge
Plus, customers can stand it up in display mode to get closer to the screen, or use it in tent-mode for small spaces. It's also well connected with a brace of USB Type-C ports, two USB 3.0 connections, and a microSD card reader.
Google Audiobooks Launches in 45 Countries
The Audiobooks section on Google Play is live right now, and you can avail a 50% discount on your first book. The company is rolling out on Play and the Google Play Books app works with both Android and iOS.