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Rakhine Party Could Further Marginalize Rohingya

3.10.15

Rakhine Party Could Further Marginalize Rohingya: [irrawaddy.org] The empowerment of ethnic nationalists in Arakan State at the western edge of the Southeast Asian nation could intensify discrimination of the stateless Rohingya, thousands of whom have fled in recent years to neighboring countries.

The government has barred most Rohingya from both voting and registering as candidates, drawing sharp criticism from the United Nations and undermining Burma’s efforts to portray the Nov. 8 poll as its first free and fair election in 25 years.

The Arakan National Party (ANP), an organization of ethnic Arakanese Buddhists, was formed last year.


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