The Arakan National Party has condemned the Burmese government’s suggestion that the ethnic Rohingya be referred to as the “Muslim community in Arakan State”.
Muslim candidates have been disproportionately disqualified from running in the 8 November election in a selection process that “lacked credibility”, according to American election monitors the Carter Center.
Deep in southern Bangladesh in a sweltering camp of mud houses where Rohingya Muslims from Burma are sheltered, there is fear rising that they have to move again, 22 years after they crossed the river or sped through the forests.
In this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel questions the government’s motives for annulling white cards, and ponders what is next for former holders within the persecuted Rohingya minority.
Rohingya migrants at an IDP camp in Burma speak of their failed attempt to flee the country to escape poverty and persecution.