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Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan at United Nations

Oct 01, 2014    

YANGON (Reuters) Myanmar has confirmed to the United Nations it is finalising a plan that will offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they change their ethnicity to suggest Bangladeshi origin, a move rights groups say could force thousands into detention camps.Most of Myanmar's 1.1 million Rohingya are stateless and live in apartheidlike conditions in Rakhine state on the western coast of the predominantly Buddhist country. Almost 140,000 Rohingya remain displaced after deadly clashes with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in 2012.Reuters reported at the weekend that the national government ha...

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