Write on Friday, 06 February 2015 Published in Myanmar
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Rakhine State Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn. Photo: Rakhine State Government Office

Myanmar has halted a national pilot project to verify the citizenship status of Muslim minorities in Rakhine State, according to a report by Voice of America on February 5.

Write on Friday, 16 January 2015 Published in Myanmar
Yanghee Lee (C), United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, arrives at Thet Kel Pyin Muslim Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp near Sittwe of Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 08 January 2015. Photo: EPA/NYUNT WIN
Yanghee Lee (C), United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, arrives at Thet Kel Pyin Internally Displaced Persons camp near Sittwe on January 8. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA

Muslims in Rakhine State who were granted citizenship in September are still being barred from leaving IDP camps where they were relocated after the outbreak of violence in 2012, United Nations envoy Yanghee Lee said in Yangon on January 16.

Write on Thursday, 08 January 2015 Published in Rohingya Issues
A Rohingya woman carries a water pot at Bawdupah's Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp on the outskirts of Sittwe on May 18, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Soe Than WIN
A Rohingya woman carries a water pot at Bawdupah internally displaced people's camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Rakhine State on May 18, 2013. Photo: Soe Than Win/AFP

The Rakhine State government will file a complaint with the Myanmar government if the United Nations intervenes and calls for citizenship for Rohingyas in western Myanmar, according to the state minister in a statement issued on January 7.