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Rohingya still a dirty word in Myanmar

Mandalay (UCAN): The Muslim minority in Rakhine, Myanmar, identify as themselves as Rohingya, a term that the country’s new civilian government, just like the previous military regime, refuses to acknowledge.

The government instead insists on referring to the Rohingyas as Bengalis, implying that they are, instead, illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. This is despite the fact that the Rohingya have lived in Myanmar for decades.

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Arrested for spreading the faith

VIENTIANE (SE): Laotian authorities arrested two Christians on September 2 and charged them with a crime they defined as spreading the faith.

Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom reported that the two are being held at a prison in Khammouane in central Laos.

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