Media reports have said that Rohingya Muslims won’t be able to return to their homes in Myanmar soon, in light of the continuing persecution in their country and amid warnings that they will be exposed to the same brutal acts that turned them into refugees.
Young Muslim Sithu Maung won a seat in the Parliament of Myanmar, with 80% of the vote in his Yangon constituency. He is the first Muslim to enter the Burmese Parliament in years. He pledged to eradicate discrimination and help those deprived of human rights.
Myanmar celebrates Martyrs' Day on July 19th each year to commemorate the leaders who were killed in 1947. Among the founders of modern Myanmar was a Muslim leader who died before fulfilling his dream of building a society based on coexistence between Muslims and Buddhists.