UN Concerned Rohingya Excluded From Myanmar Census

Myanmar polices walk along with census enumerators as they collect information at Thae Chaung village in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Tuesday, April1, 2014. (AP Photo) SITTWE, Myanmar — The first thing Khalid was asked when census workers entered his home in Myanmar’s troubled state of Rakhine was his ethnicity. In a clear, confident voice, […]

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SITTWE, Myanmar — The first thing Khalid was asked when census workers entered his home in Myanmar's troubled state of Rakhine was his ethnicity. In a clear, confident voice, the father of eight responded "Rohingya." The workers, most of them school teachers, said thank you, turned around and left. Accompanied by police, the women continued

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Buddhist Mobs Target International Aid Workers In Myanmar

Buddhist extremists see humanitarian aid groups, and those who assist them, as a lifeline for the long-persecuted Muslim minority. They have threatened staff, including posting names and addresses on social networking sites, and staged frequent protests.

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YANGON, Myanmar — International relief organizations forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs say it will be almost impossible to return without strong diplomatic pressure on the government to depoliticize the distribution of aid: Until then, they say, the lives of more than 140,000 Rohingya Muslims in overcrowded, dirty

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Myanmar’s Upcoming Census Could Spark Anti-Muslim Violence

The poll is sorely needed by a nation that has no idea of its population size. But rights groups urge that it be suspended.

A Rohingya Muslim woman who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape religious violence, sits with her baby in a boat after being intercepted crossing the Naf River by Bangladesh border authorities in Taknaf, Bangladesh, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Anurup Titu)

BANGKOK — Decades of dictatorship in Myanmar produced a deep catalogue of casualties: slain dissidents, land mine victims and economic ruin, to name a few. A lesser-known casualty of Myanmar’s totalitarian rule? Facts. For instance: Maybe Myanmar has the population of South Korea. Maybe its population rivals that of France. Both estimates of

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