YANGON - A government-appointed commission investigating sectarian violence in western Myanmar last year has issued proposals to ease tensions in the country, including doubling the number of security forces in the volatile region and introducing family planning programs to limit population growth among minority Muslims.
Ethnic Rakhine civilians wander through a destroyed mosque in the Myanmar town of Pauktaw, two weeks after Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee the town in October. A Myanmar government commission investigating sectarian violence in the country's west last year has proposed to bolster security forces and introduce family planning programs to stem population growth among minority Muslims. (AP Photo)
The committee said on Monday that it is unlikely some 100,000 displaced Rohingya Muslims would be returned to their homes anytime soon, arguing that the widespread segregation of Buddhists and Muslims is a temporary fix that must be enforced for now.
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