The NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently released its much-awaited World Report that gives an accurate overview of the state of human rights worldwide.
Concerning Burma, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, HRW regrets the country's regression. To summarise, the Government "repressed ethnic Rohingya Muslims, curtailed burgeoning media freedoms, and blocked crucial constitutional changes".
Human Rights Watch stresses that "the government’s systematic repression of Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s western Arakan State" continues, leading between 50,000 and 100,000 of them to flee this region since 2013.
According to the UNHCR, there are more than 240,000 internally displaced people in Myanmar. In December 2014, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution urging Myanmar to provide "full citizenship'' to its Rohingya Muslim minority and to allow them to move freely throughout the country.
The report also highlights the lack of religious freedom and freedom of expression, due to recent laws, amongst which is a law that promotes Buddhism over other religions "including state control over religious conversion, inter-faith marriage, polygamy, and family planning".