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Rohingya Two-Child Policy Under Scrutiny — President’s Office

4 June 2013

Burma will review local decisions in Arakan State to forcibly limit Muslim Rohingya in two areas of the state to two children, AFP reported on Tuesday. Presidential spokesman Ye Htut told the news agency that the rule, which was first introduced under the military junta, was not central government policy. The UN has called on Burma to end the restrictions, which it said broke human rights laws. The rule has caused a split within the National League for Democracy, with local officials backing the ban, while its leader Aung San Suu Kyi came out against it.