Some European countries have challenged the Myanmar authorities to prove the claim that Rohingya do not exist in Myanmar by providing strong evidence, according to Rakhine State Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn.
Rakhine Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn has warned the state's citizens not to oppose the government's decision to grant citizenship to "Bengalis", the official term for those who identify as Rohingya.
Dozens of civil society groups in Rakhine State will ask President U Thein Sein to allow undocumented Muslims there to be settled in camps or resettled elsewhere in Myanmar, Mizzima has been told.
GENEVA (AFP) ? The thousands of Rohingya Muslims still flooding out of Myanmar's Rakhine state two years after violence erupted there are facing increasing abuse and exploitation, the UN refugee agency warned on June 10.
The collection of census data in Rakhine State remains stalled because of the issue of Rohingya self-identification, a senior Ministry of Immigration and Population official told Mizzima on June 2.