Aung San Suu Kyi hails military probe into Rohingya mass grave

Woman is consoled after receiving news that her husband was killed in Myanmar in Cox`s Bazar

Japan Urges Safe Return Of Rohingya Refugees

Myanmar's military admitted this week that soldiers and villagers were responsible for the deaths of 10 Rohingya Muslims found in a grave last month in Inn Dinn village of Maungdaw Township. The Myanmar military has admitted to killing the 10 people, claiming they were militants.

The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar does not acknowledge Royingya as a minority group even though they have lived in the country for generations.

The request comes after Myanmar military admitted that some of its soldiers were involved in the murder of 10 captured Rohingya men in western Rakhine state in September previous year and buried them in a mass grave near Inn Din village in Maungdaw township. The army, which is not under the control of the civilian government, launched a sweeping counteroffensive in northern Rakhine in response to Rohingya militant attacks on August 25, triggering an exodus of more than 650,000 Rohingya villagers to Bangladesh.

The European Union (EU) urged Myanmar to allow the United Nations (UN) to access the country for conducting the probe into the Rohingya assaults reported so far.

The Japanese foreign minister said Tokyo, one of Myanmar's biggest foreign aid donors, planned to give about $20 million for humanitarian support to Rohingya refugees, subject to parliamentary approval, Kyodo said.

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"However, it is only the tip of the iceberg and warrants serious independent investigation into what other atrocities were committed amid the ethnic cleansing campaign that has forced out more than 655,000 Rohingya from Rakhine state since last August", he added.

Suu Kyi was speaking following a meeting in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw at which Kono asked her to ensure the "safe and voluntary" resettlement of those who have fled, according to Japanese news agency Kyodo.

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on the repatriation of Rohingya refugees on November 23.

India has also pledged to give Myanmar $25 million for development projects, including prefabricated houses in Rakhine state.

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