U.N. chief urges Myanmar to address Muslims' status ahead of vote

April 24, 2015 10:30 PM

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U.N. chief urges Myanmar to address Muslims' status ahead of vote

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Myanmar to address the citizenship status of Rohingya Muslims in the country's western Rakhine state ahead of a general election scheduled to be held later this year.

Almost 140,000 of Myanmar's 1.1 million Rohingya, most of whom are stateless, remain displaced after deadly clashes with Buddhists in Rakhine in 2012.

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