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Myanmar poll: NLD 'rejects Muslim candidates'

Campaigning in Myanmar's first general election since a civilian government was introduced in 2011 gets under way on Tuesday.

But the party of pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, the NLD, has caused a stir by failing to select any Muslim candidates.

Islam is the second largest religion in Myanmar but Muslims often complain of being discriminated against by the Buddhist majority.

Jonah Fisher reports.

  • 08 Sep 2015
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