13 September, 2017
A draft of the bill also allows for courses and workshops on issues like maritime security, peacekeeping and combating human trafficking, the report said.
"The meeting called upon the government of Myanmar to accept the UN Human Rights Council's fact-finding mission to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into all alleged violations of worldwide human rights law and to bring the perpetrators to justice", said the statement.
Other analysts suggest that Myanmar's extensive border with China, coupled with US geopolitical maneuvers aimed at diminishing China's influence in the region, present the need to support Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Suu Kyi has repeatedly denied accusations of human rights abuses against the Rohingya, and in April denied to the BBC that ethnic cleansing was taking place.
Rohingya have faced decades of discrimination and persecution in Myanmar and are denied citizenship despite centuries-olds roots in the Rakhine region.
Attacks by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militants on police posts and an army base in the northwestern state of Rakhine on August 25 provoked a military counter-offensive.
Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace laureate, has come in for strong worldwide criticism over the military crackdown on the Rohingya, which began when militants ambushed security forces on August 25.
Some 125,00 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar's Rakhine state since violence intensified on August 25, according to the latest United Nations figures.
A further 27,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists as well as Hindus have also fled violence that has gripped northern Rakhine, where worldwide aid programmes in Rakhine have been severely curtailed.
Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas.
"I appeal to you and your fellow leaders to reach out to all sections of society to try to restore friendly relations throughout the population in a spirit of peace and reconciliation".
Myanmar officials claim violence broke out after Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.
Refugee camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh near the border with Myanmar already hosted some 400,000 Rohingya before the latest upsurge in violence, and are now completely overwhelmed.
Three Rohingya are reported to have been killed by a mine, and at least two more have lost limbs.
Myanmar says its security forces are carrying out clearance operations to defend against ARSA, which the government has declared a terrorist organization.
Most have walked for days and the United Nations says many are sick, exhausted and in desperate need of shelter, food and water. One of the victims was a young boy.
"The Myanmar government should stop pretending that the Rohingyas are setting fire to their own homes and laying waste to their own villages", he added. Hasina is scheduled to visit Rohingya refugees on Tuesday.