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Op-Ed by Azeem Ibrahim: Myanmar begins to engage on Rohingya genocide

Op-Ed by Azeem Ibrahim: Myanmar begins to engage on Rohingya genocide
This photo taken on June 20, 2020 shows 18-year-old Muslim May Thandar Maung, who says she hasn’t been able to get an ID card because of her religion and hence unable to vote in the upcoming election, studying Arabic and religion in her home in Meiktila, Mandalay Region. – The majority-Buddhist nation is widely expected to return Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party to power on November 8 in the second polls since Myanmar emerged from outright military rule in 2011. The country’s Rohingya Muslims — whether in Bangladeshi refugee shelters or confined to camps and villages in Myanmar — will nearly all be completely disenfranchised. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY Myanmar-vote-justice-rights-religion-Islam

The National Institute last week ran a webinar panel session on the Rohingya genocide. Representatives of Myanmar had previously been invited to such events but had always declined the invitations. Much to our surprise, however, the deputy chief of mission of Myanmar to the US in Washington accepted this invitation.

Read the full article at Arab News.

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