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Myanmar's Buddhist community accounts for 87.9% of its population: Xinhua Cadastre
NOY PYI TAW, July 21 (Xinhua) -- According to Thursday's Myanmar Federal Council Federal Election Observation, 87.9 per cent of Myanmar's Myanmar residents are Buddhist. Myanmar's Union Report of Religion, a complement to the 2014 Myanmar 2014 survey, showed that Christians make up 6.2 per cent of the country's total Christianity, while Muslims make up 4.3 per cent.
About 0.5 per cent of the populace recorded themselves as Hindu, 0.8 per cent as animist, 0.2 per cent as "other" and 0.1 per cent as non-religious. Statistics took into consideration both the listed and the unlisted people. In 2014, the first of its kind in the county for many years, the 2014 survey counts 50,279,900 people.
Approximately 1.2 million persons in the states of Rakhine, Kayin and Kachin were not included in the survey.
Conflicting religious information on the Population Census to be released within two month
Sensible dates that will be withheld from the 2014 population count for more than a year will be announced by August, Myanmar Times administration officials said. As part of its 100-day program, the Department of Labour, Immigration and Population has compiled the remainder of the Population Cadastral Survey on Religion and ethnicity. Religious information will be released as soon as the brochures are ready, reviewed and reprinted, a procedure which, according to U Myint Kyaing, a standing ministerial clerk, is expected to be concluded within two month.
Ethnical and religio nal information from the 2014 poll was o mitted from the results released last year, partly due to current debate over who could take part in the censuses. The interviewees should only be identified from a shortlist of the 135 formally recognized ethnical groups, although the catalog was criticized as outdated and imprecise.
In the Myanmar Times, U Myint Kyaing said that while revealing religion information, it is still held back until consultation with minorities. "Our department will publish the ethni-city information after talks with the ethnical community leader. In addition, he added that there were "indeterminate problems" with the ethnical information and that the discussion would probably take some amount of work.
There were an estimated 1.2 million unlisted populations, including groups in areas under the control of ethnically segregated groups in the states of Kachin and Kayin. Those in Rakhine State who identified themselves as Rohingya, a concept the Rakhine administration did not allow after a last-minute transition, were the biggest remaining group.
At the end of a October meeting, the International Technical Council, the United Nations Population Fund and a consultative body at country scale supported the publication of the full results of the cycle. To minimize controversies, the Executive Council also recommended that the Department of Population should disseminate information on the state and regional breeds nationally classified in alphanumeric order.
The former head of the Immigration and Population Department, U Nyi Nyi, said to the Myanmar Times before the elections that the religion was being kept confidential so as not to destroy the state' s security and security. February put forward the same point about releasing during the transitional phase. Religions reacted with a mixture of responses to the announcement of the imminent publication of the popularensus.
Ma Maung Maung, a member of the board of the nationalistic group Ma Ba Tha, said today that the publication of religion could be a challenge if there are many more Muslims in the state than previously thought. However he said the goverment should not dread a setback or a fresh cultist clash over the pictures.
"The information could be useful to the new administration and affect planning," he said. Whereas only 4 per cent of the country's official number of Muslims according to the 1983 census, the number is expected to be significantly higher from 2014. A number of commentators have indicated that this probability could revive municipal tension, leading to a delay in releasing it.
Kachin Peace Network co-ordinator Daw Khon Yes said she was concerned about how nationals would react and proposed to the administration to take safeguards and defend ethnic minorities before disclosing the results of religion. "I think it may not end well for the administration because the Ministry of Religion will not be supporting other[minority] religions," she said.
In the first survey in more than 30 years, the former administration gathered information on the 29 March to 10 April 2014 headline censuses. Preliminary results showed that Myanmar's total populations were approximately 9 million below current assessments. Last months Ministry of Labour, Immigration and People published professional and industrial figures showing that more than one child in five between the age of 10 and 17 goes to work instead of going to college.