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Estimation of the Islamic population in Myanmar
Many Muslims have hardly increased in the last three centuries as a percentage of Myanmar's population, the administration said on Thursday, although it is not clear whether this message can calm a Buddhaist minority alerted by an increasing number of Moslem migrants. In the 2014 Cadastre it is shown that Muslims 4. 3 percent of the population, little more than 3.9 percent in 1983.
In the midst of the turbulence under the army regimes, the poll for the following few years has been overrun. Censuses in 2014 took place in March and April of this year. By May 2015, the federal administration had published the population of over 51 million people and other indicators, but had not broken them down by religions.
Over 1 million Rakhine residents identified themselves as Rohingya Muslims, an ethnical group. They are not recognized by the authorities as civilians and say they are illegally immigrants from Bangladesh and elsewhere. However, the latest figures include the Rohingya. There were 87 of them Buddhist. 9 percent of the population at national level, and Christians 6.2 percent.
The Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists have often collided in Rakhine since 2012 and have claimed more than 200 lives. Burma has put over 100,000 Rohingya in displaced persons centres, allegedly to preserve freedom through shelter. There is speculation that the regime has tried to conceal a wave of Muslims to avoid divisions between faiths.
Thein Swe, the Secretary of Labour and Migration, however, explained Thursday that the dates are reliable and should be adopted by the multinational fellowship as well as members of various faiths. "Thein Swe, Secretary of Labour, Migration and Population, said to Naypyidaw newspaper reports when he published the figures, "Some were concerned that there might be a significant discrepancy in the number of faiths.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which helped the Myanmar administration carry out the poll, said the numbers should erase the public speaking of arson. However, the UNFPA cited the Rohingya's expulsion from the database as "a serious lack of the people' s count and a great worry about these people. Over 100,000 Rohingya were driven out in 2012 by fatal confrontations with Buddhists and now reside penniless in encampments in western Rakhine State.
Only a few leagues before the 2014 survey, Buddhist nationals blamed the global Muslim biased society and assaulted relief agencies in Rakhine, which forced the helpers to refuge. The de facto Prime Minister Suu Kyi has been criticised for not adopting a tougher attitude towards the Rohingya or for having condemned in public two of the recent mosque raids in other parts of the state.
However, their regime has taken steps in recent months to curb the Ma Ba Tha, a monk-led move in the run-up to the anti-Muslim protest of recent years. The central idea behind its philosophy is that Myanmar's Buddhist identities are being attacked by Muslims and other minority groups, even though the land has housed such groups for generation after generation.
During the former military-backed regime, the Nazi group successfully campaigned for the adoption of disputed racial and worship legislation that discriminates against females and minority religions.