For Myanmar's Muslims, little to cheer about historic election




 
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For Myanmar's Muslims, little to cheer about historic election
 
November 6th, 2015  
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For Myanmar's Muslims, little to cheer about historic election
By Timothy Mclaughlin SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - In a refugee camp outside Myanmar's provincial capital Sittwe, Soe Hlaing was holding a pink card, the most coveted of the rainbow of documents indicating citizenship status, which gives him a vote in Sunday's historic election. Soe Hlaing is a Kaman Muslim, not a Rohingya. The Kaman are one of Myanmar's recognized 135 ethnic groups and entitled to full citizenship rights by birth, unlike the persecuted Rohingya.




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