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Rights groups slam Myanmar birth law as anti-Muslim| Reuters

May 26, 2015    

YANGON A new law that forces some women in Myanmar to have children at least three years apart was on Monday criticised by rights groups who say it will be used to target the country's minority Muslim population.Myanmar's President Thein Sein signed the population control healthcare bill into law last week, state-controlled media announced on Saturday.The legislation is backed by the Buddhist ultra-nationalist group the Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion, known as Ma Ba Tha.The group has stoked anti-Muslim sentiment by saying Muslim communities have high birth rates and w...

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