Sunday, May 26, 2013

Myanmar- Two Child Policy For Muslim Minority Rohingya

This is interesting: Myanmar (fka Burma) has instituted a two-child policy for their Muslim Rohingya minority population. They're the ones who have recently been targeted by Buddhists. Apparently, it's to ease tensions between the two.

A local official said Saturday that the new measure would be applied to two townships that border Bangladesh and have the highest Muslim population in Rakhine.
State spokesman Win Myaing said the measure was enacted a week ago after a government-appointed commission recommended family planning programs to help ease tensions in the volatile region.
Sectarian violence in Myanmar first flared nearly a year ago in Rakhine between the region's Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya. Mobs of Buddhists armed with machetes razed thousands of Muslim homes, leaving hundreds dead and forcing 125,000 people to flee, mostly Muslims.
I don't condone violence of any nature, but it's almost karmic.

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