Burma’s controversial Religious Conversion bill was released by state media for public review on Tuesday. The bill’s drafting committee will field recommendations until 20 June before seeking parliamentary approval.
Ninety-seven civil society organisations, including several women’s rights groups, spoke out on Tuesday against Burma’s proposed Interfaith Marriage Act.
DVB staff reporter Shwe Aung spoke with writer and former political prisoner Htet Myat about Burma’s proposed bills to protect race and religion.
Burma’s Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann urged relevant ministries to draft laws governing the protection of national race and religion during Thursday’s assembly. Four laws have been proposed to oversee religious…