Ethnic minority rights in Rakhine reviewed

A workshop on the rights and freedoms of ethnic minorities in Rakhine State was held yesterday at Thazin Hall in Sittway Town, Rakhine State.
Speaking at the workshop, Deputy Minister of the Office of the State Counsellor , U Khin Maung Tin, Vice Chairman of the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State, said the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State suggested that authorities review regional orders and instructions on the rights of ethnic minorities in accordance with the law.
U Khin Maung Tin yesterday urged representatives of the Mro, Khami, Daing Net, Chakkama, Chin, Maramargyi and Kaman ethnic minorities to give suggestions in the workshop’s group discussions.
He also stressed the need for rights and freedom to be in conformity with the law, as stability plays an important role in development Rakhine State.
The deputy minister suggested a review of the rights and freedoms of the ethnic minorities from the points of security and the rule of law to be able to establish a road map for their rights.

At the workshop, officials of the Rakhine State Legal Office, Rakhine State General Administration Department, Rakhine State Ethnic Affairs Ministry and Rakhine State Immigration and National Registration Department discussed the regional orders, rules, rights of ethnic minorities and citizenship rights.
Representatives of the ethnic minorities participated in group discussions and presented the common agreement on their rights. The workshop was held by the Reception and Resettlement Committee of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and Rakhine State Government.
The outcomes of the workshop will be submitted to the Committee on Implementation of Recommendations on Rakhine State.—Myo Myint

Officials from Rakhine State legislative office, State Administration Department, Ethnic Affairs Ministry and State Immigration and National Registration Department explained matters relating to laws, sub-laws, orders, rights, freedoms and citizenship rights that are related to ethnic groups. Representatives of the ethnic groups discussed these matters by dividing into groups and presented back their common agreements.
The workshop was organised by the Reception and Resettlement Committee, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, and Rakhine State Government and officials from Rakhine State legislative office, State Administration Department, Ethnic Affairs Ministry and State Immigration and National Registration Department and representatives of Mro, Khami, Dienet, Thetkama, Chin, Maramagyi and Kaman.
The results of this workshop will be submitted to the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State.—Myo Myint

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