In Rohingya camp, tensions mount over Myanmar plan to revoke ID cards

February 17, 2015 3:00 AM

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THAE CHAUNG, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's decision to revoke temporary identification cards for minorities is raising tensions among its 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims, who have effectively been disenfranchised just days after parliament approved a law affirming their right to vote in a referendum.

Last week, the government of the Buddhist-majority nation announced that the temporary identification, known as white cards, would be revoked on May 31.

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