While every nation is sovereign, International law recognizes sanctions against suppression of human rights.
The coup sparked protests and other acts of civil disobedience, leading to the deaths of hundreds in military crackdown.
The spokesperson attributed the accidents to the dilapidated state of boats borrowed by the migrants and probably to their being overloaded.
As conditions deteriorate in increasingly overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps, desperate parents are marrying off their daughters to Rohingya men thousands of kilometres (miles) away in Malaysia.
Many dressed in the boat's orange colours and chanted for "a flag for Aquarius" while slamming the "criminal inaction" of EU governments to resolve the impasse.
Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a repatriation deal in November but not one refugee has returned.
The UN Security Council is hoping to travel to Myanmar to get a first-hand look at the refugee crisis, but has not yet been given the green light for the trip by Myanmar authorities.
Tillerson's visit comes as global outrage builds over an army clampdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya out of the mainly Buddhist country since late August.
The EU's top court will rule on the legality of a controversial quota scheme that Brussels launched two years ago to force member states to admit thousands of asylum seekers.
According to UNHCR, number of people forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations stood at 65.6 million in 2016.
More than a month after Iraq's second city Mosul was recaptured from IS, troops launched an offensive Sunday to take back Tal Afar, situated 70 kilometers further west.