Myanmar plans nationwide project to determine citizenship for minorities – Channel NewsAsia

Another step toward ethnic cleansing – no doubt!

Myanmar is planning to conduct a national assessment to determine whether members of minority groups are Myanmar citizens or illegal immigrants, from next year. It is using a pilot project from a town in the troubled region of Rakhine as a blueprint for the programme.

“After we finish the citizenship verification process for that area (Rakhine), other people, other Bengalis living in other townships will understand the reality, and they will envy the Bengali people who intend to become Myanmar citizens and can enjoy the freedom of movement, and then if they want to apply for the passport, it will be very easy,” said Khin Yi, Myanmar immigration and population minister.

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