Myanmar to list ‘Rohingya’ muslims as ‘Bengalis’ during census

Myanmar to list ‘Rohingya’ muslims as ‘Bengalis’ during census – AFP, March 29, 2014
…Buddhist nationalists have reacted with fury to the fact that the questionnaire includes a section for people to self-identify their ethnicity, theoretically allowing the Rohingya to be registered as such and raising fears it could lead to political rights for the group.
“If a household wants to identify themselves as ‘Rohingya’, we will not register it,” government spokesman Ye Htut told reporters in Yangon…

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One Response to Myanmar to list ‘Rohingya’ muslims as ‘Bengalis’ during census

  1. Wiz says:

    Food shortage in Arakan coming back to kill the starving Rohingya after NGOs running away from angry Buddhist mobs who accused NGOs for discriminating in favor of Rohingya.
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