David Sim, writing for the International Business Times has reported on the first access journalists have gotten to interview and document the stories of Rohingya villagers. The access was restricted to only one village out of the three initially promised, and was 'heavily supervised' by military and security personnel.
Despite the presence of the security forces, Rohingya villagers related their experience of the half-year long operation by Burmese forces, including killings, arson, and kidnappings that corroborated reports relayed by Rohingya sources on the ground to Rohingya media outlets in the diaspora.
The journalists visit comes on the heels of Suu Kyi's civilian government denying visas to three UN appointed investigators who were to look into the allegations of war crimes and violence against Rohingya civilians. The pretense forwarded by Suu Kyi to justify the rejection of a UN investigation was that it would "aggravate matters."