Myanmar's president signs controversial population law over objections by US, rights groups

May 23, 2015 8:23 AM

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Myanmar's president signs controversial population law over objections by US, rights groups

Ethnic Rohingya women and children gather to receive meal at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia, Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also religious and ethnic minorities. As predominantly Bu...

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