Myanmar approves ‘discriminatory’ marriage bill

President signs a law requiring Buddhist women to seek permission before marrying outside their faith.

    Myanmar's president has signed a law requiring Buddhist women to seek permission before marrying outside their faith. Parliament passed the bill in July despite criticism that it discriminates against religious minorities and encourages anti-Muslim sentiment.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Yangon, Myanmar.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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