Limiting Myanmar's Rohingya?
We ask if recent government measures are a violation of human rights, or a justifiable means to maintain security.
This is actually to drive out the Rohingya people from Arakan, this is an ethnic cleansing policy against the Rohingya people … a kind of diversion that distracts the attention of Rohingya genocide from [the] international community.
Tun Khin, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
"We must forge a new and more inclusive national identity. Myanmar people of all ethnic backgrounds and all faiths - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and other - must feel part of this new national identity. We must end all forms of discrimination and we must ensure that not only that intercommunal violence is brought to a halt, but that all perpetrators are brought to justice."Myanmar has been raising its profile on the international stage. Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, arrived on Friday for the first visit by a Japanese leader for 36 years.
And last week, Myanmar's president became the first leader to visit the White House in nearly half a century - making this commitment:
"This a policy that is clearly discriminatory, it's a policy that has existed for a number of years ... There have been township regulations, limiting births particularly of newlywed couples, and also marriage restrictions .... These processes have been highly embarrassing and discriminatory against the Rohingya."
Phil Robertson, Human Rights Watch