Questions raised as Myanmar wraps up census

Buddhists regard minority Muslim Rohingyas as undocumented migrants from Bangladesh, and do not want them counted.

    Myanmar's first census in thirty years is almost complete, and the data will be used as a guide for national planning.

    But in the province of Sittwe, it is causing tension for not recognising some ethnic groups, including the Muslim Rohingyas.

    Many Buddhists regard the minority Muslim Rohingya as undocumented migrants from Bangladesh, and do not want them to be counted.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Sittwe.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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