The NUG’s Ministry of Human Rights announced a series of commitments to enfranchise ethnic Rohingya and other minorities in a statement issued on June 27. In the note, the government’s Ministry of Human Rights welcomed a panel discussion at a UN Human Rights Council meeting that discussed the root causes of atrocities committed against Rohingya …
Burma’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has submitted the initial draft of an Anti-Hate Speech Law to parliament.
“We feel deeply for the suffering of all the people who have been caught up in the conflict,” she told an audience in Naypyidaw that included members of the foreign diplomatic corps.
Advocates of interfaith harmony say a renaming of the hardline Buddhist nationalist group Ma Ba Tha, and plans to formally inject its ideology into Burma’s political sphere, will do little to staunch — and may even exacerbate — the underlying religious intolerance that the organisation has been accused of fomenting.
Two Union Solidarity and Development Party representatives who won seats in the election last year have been found guilty of breaching the electoral law in their political campaigns.
Civil society organisations say despite the new Freedom of Association Law passed in June last year, there are still many restrictions that should be dropped.