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Exclusive Rohingya could face detention under Myanmar draft plan

Sep 27, 2014    

YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) Myanmar's national government has drafted a plan that will give around a million members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority a bleak choice accept ethnic reclassification and the prospect of citizenship, or be detained.Most of Myanmar's 1.1 million Rohingya already live in apartheidlike conditions in western Rakhine, where deadly clashes with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in 2012 displaced 140,000 people, mostly Rohingya.The plan, shared with Reuters by sources who have received copies of the draft, proposes Rakhine authorities "construct temporary camps...

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