Myanmar’s Shadow Civilian Government Pledges to Grant Rohingya Citizenship on Return to Power — Radio Free Asia

Myanmar’s shadow civilian government on Friday pledged to grant citizenship to the country’s ethnic Rohingya if it regains power from the military, as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held talks with the junta about the ongoing political crisis prompted by its February coup d’état.

In a rare news conference, the National Unity Government (NUG) comprised of Myanmar’s ousted elected leadership said that it plans to amend the country’s constitution to give citizenship to the mostly Muslim ethnic group that was the target of a brutal military crackdown in Rakhine state in 2017.

Source: Myanmar’s Shadow Civilian Government Pledges to Grant Rohingya Citizenship on Return to Power — Radio Free Asia