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The Guardian Weekly - 2021-06-11

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Ousted politicians ask Rohingya to join junta fight

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The parallel government has urged Rohingya to join with them in fighting the military junta that seized power on 1 February, promising to offer justice and citizenship to the persecuted minority. Despite roots that go back for centuries, Rohingya have been denied citizenship under successive governments, including that of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD). In a statement, Myanmar’s national unity government, which includes many NLD politicians, said it would scrap a 1982 law that denies Rohingya citizenship.

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