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Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, center, presents the final report of Myanmar's Advisory Commission on Rakhine State on Aug. 24 in Yangon.

Myanmar urged to grant Rohingya citizenship

Panel led by ex-UN chief calls for repealing law that disenfranchises Muslim minority

YUICHI NITTA, Nikkei staff writer | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

YANGON -- Myanmar should grant citizenship and equal rights to its Rohingya Muslim minority, an expert panel led by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan said Thursday.

Changing a 1982 law that denies citizenship to the group is among 88 recommendations submitted to the Myanmar government.

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