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Myanmar begins rare court martial after probe into Rohingya atrocities

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military began a rare court martial of soldiers on Tuesday following a probe into alleged atrocities during a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a spokesman said, as the country prepares to face genocide charges at an international court in the Hague.

Group sceptical of Myanmar military’s move

YANGON: Plans announced by Myanmar’s military to prosecute soldiers for actions at a village where security forces reportedly killed as many as 400 Rohingya drew scepticism from the New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch.

Funds to help fight human trafficking

Bangkok - Australia pledged US$55 million to fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia on Thursday, vowing to tackle "modern slavery" ensnaring vulnerable populations across the region, from low-paid workers to underage brides and Rohingya refugees.

Dozens of boat people found stranded in Rakhine

Yangon: More than 60 people were found stranded near a boat in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, an official said, as a trafficking route for persecuted Rohingya Muslims appears open for business despite a crackdown.