Research on races in Myanmar to be conducted: Immigration

THE Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population put forth concerted efforts to conduct ten research papers to compile lists of ethnic races existing in the country, according to the ministry.
Negotiations have been made between the ministry and ethnic groups in states and
regions to analyse the existing facts and figures issued by international organisations in order to release the correct
and exact data of ethnic minorities, said Dr Nyi Nyi, director of the ministry’s Population Department.
The ministry has already released three research
papers related to birth, marriage and mortality of pregnant mothers.
Werner Haun, chairman of the International Technical Advisory Board, suggested that the results of the research papers be announced only after making negotiations with respective ethnic groups across Myanmar, ethnic affairs ministries, local and international experts and relevant bodies under the organisation of the government.
At the same time, the ministry has also carried out checks on figures and data of the 2014 national population and housing census with the technical support of an independent international body.
The ministry has collected national population and housing statistics every ten years. It released sensitive census data on Myanmar’s religious in July this year after holding several coordination meetings with a diverse group of faith leaders.—Myitmakha News Agency

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