Burma Binladin threatens UN for calling to change controversial citizenship law

November 21st,2015
Reported by Aung Thura

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Myanmar’s Notorious Ultra-Nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu has threatened UN for the resolution that criticizes government for the treatment of Rohingya minority and urges to change regime approved controversial 1982 citizenship law.

The United Nations General Assembly’s human rights committee on Wednesday has adopted this resolution which co-sponsored by European nations, the United States and other Western States.

Wirathu, one of the leaders of anti-Muslim hate campaign has accused the UN as pro-kalar (discriminatory term like Niger used for country’s Muslims) organization. He also expressed the same view to Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) Party before.

When sharing Burmese news of this passed resolution via Facebook, he expressed his anger.

“United Kalar are interfering despite the pro-Kalar (means NLD) Party doesn’t even have power yet. Change it (1982 citizenship law) if you dare. You may know who we are“

In 1947 constitution, written by great leaders of Myanmar including national hero General Aung San, the citizen was defined as the person who belong to an indigenous race, have a grandparent from an indigenous race, children of citizens or lived in British Burma prior to 1942.

Residents of Burma registration rules had been adopted in 1951 to register citizen of the country and issued registration cards (Green color for male and Pink color for female).

Although this registration process has not finished, dictator Nay Win ordered to write new citizenship law in 1982. In this new law, which is still using now, there are four different kinds of citizen – native citizen, citizen by law, associate citizen and naturalized citizen. But it was not clear why they define this kind.

International community has been calling to change this controversial law. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has also admitted that the law doesn’t obey the international norms.

Hard line groups including army backed ruling party USDP and ultra-nationalist organizations are strongly supporting this controversial law.

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