YANGON - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, rights groups and Islamic leaders expressed dismay on Monday over plans by authorities in western Myanmar to revive a two-child limit on Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a central executive committee meeting of her National League for Democracy party at a restaurant in Yangon on Monday. (AP photo)
Over the weekend, authorities in strife-torn Rakhine state said they were restoring a measure imposed during past military rule that banned Rohingya families from having more than two children. Details about the policy and how it will be enforced have not been released, sparking calls for clarity and concerns of more discrimination against a group the United Nations calls one of the world's most persecuted people.
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