Myanmar Muslim Population 2015Burma Muslim population 2015
2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015. Two years ago, Buddhist mobs attacked Muslims in Myanmar. And it was unclear whether the Muslims involved in the June 2014 clashes were Rohingyas. Refugees from Myanmar fleeing the Muslim ethnic minority Rohingya have been persecuted for decades.
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In Myanmar, where the Muslims were not voted into office, as the definitive electoral numbers show, all present members lost their seat and new Muslim nominees were beaten in their electoral states. In the run-up to the elections, they form 4% of the 51 million inhabitants of the land - although others say that the number is much higher - Muslims found themselves the targets of aversion.
Nigeria's electoral commission discredited several Muslim nominees before the elections and asked if their families were in Myanmar. "Out of the 6,074 authorized nominees, 5,130 Buddhists, 903 Christians and only 28 or 0.5% Muslims are a fraction of Muslims in the total population," said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia' Sr.
There were no Muslim candidate members of the governing Union Solidarity and Development political group. Also Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) succumbed to Ma Ba Tha's pressures and asked the Muslims in the Greens not to run. The NLD won 390 places with 99% of the vote, more than 80% of the eligible places in both homes.
Acting USDP won 41 places. United National Congress, the biggest Muslim political group, admitted that it will not gain a seat. Prosecution of Muslims is most widespread in Rakhine's west state, where more than 140,000 Rohingya are living in refugee camps displaced during the racial unrest in 2012. Rohingya, the majority that elected in 2010 and 2012, was not entitled to elect because they were not regarded as full-values.
Officers had some Rohingya elected when they proclaimed themselves "Bengali" and not from Myanmar. When asked before the Rohingya surveys, Suu Kyi said to reporters that they should not "exaggerate" the subject. Mohammed, a 70-year-old pensioned member of the armed forces, said, "I don't mind if there are no Muslim contenders racing for the election.
While Suu Kyi has not given priority to Muslim right-wingers in her anti-Muslim campaigns, the 70-year-old has pledged to defend the majority and persecute those who stir up hate. EU foreign electoral monitors said the elections had gone well, but were concerned about the deprivation of the Muslims' legal liberties. "cWe are confident that the recently democratically-elected government will enhance the undemocratic leadership of the countrys economy and foster a more integrated economy by tackling the rise in Islamic radicalism and space and its effects on certain groups of people, especially Muslim communities and especially the Rohingya,³d MEP Ana Gomes said last weeks.