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Myanmar MPs Debating Controversial Religion Laws

The upper house of parliament in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has begun debating two controversial interfaith bills that critics say could escalate conflict between religious groups in the country. The bills, introduced by the government of President Thein Sein, would require people to get the permission of local authorities before converting to a new religion.  The measures would also allow governments in ethnic minority areas to set their own population control policies, including...

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