Myanmar panel to speed up verifying of Rohingyas

World | 13 Sep 2017 8:03 pm

Myanmar's president office says a committee has been formed to implement recommendations for improving the security and livelihoods of the Rohingya Muslim minority. 

The recommendations were made in a report last month by a commission led by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. 

The president's office said in a statement yesterday that the new 15-member Implementation Committee of Rakhine Advisory Committee would work on improving security, economic development and social affairs in Rohingya areas, as well as maintaining the sustainability of ethnic villages and removing camps for the displaced. 

It said the committee would also work to speed progress on verifying the Rohingya under the country's citizenship laws so they can be recognized as citizens.-AP


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