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Burma: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL11779, tabled on 26 November 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the government of Burma about freedom of religion or belief in Burma.

Answered on

10 December 2018

‚ÄčThe British Government continues to be concerned about restrictions on freedom of religion and belief in Burma. The British Ambassador met the Burmese Minister for Religious Affairs on 9 August when he registered the UK's desire for further engagement with religious leaders engaged in interfaith dialogues in Burma. The UK, working with EU partners and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, secured a UN Human Rights Council Resolution on 27 September that called for the amending or repealing of the discriminatory provisions of the set of "protection of race and religion laws" in Burma enacted in 2015 covering religious conversion, interfaith marriage, monogamy and population control.