Controversial population control bill becomes law in Myanmar

Myanmar’s president has signed off on a law that says couples must space their children 36 months apart. This is the first of four “race and religious protection” laws proposed by Buddhist nationalists.

The president of Myanmar has signed a controversial population control bill into law, state media reported on Saturday. The law requires mothers to have their children three years apart. It was passed over the objections of rights activists, who say that it not only represses women, but also religious and ethnic minorities.

The Population Control Health Care Bill was drafted under pressure from hard-line Buddhists with anti-Muslim sentiment in mind, after being passed by parliament last month and signed by President Thein Sein (pictured above) on Tuesday, according to Burmese media.

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  • DMB

    Since white people are not involved in this law this will be deemed as not racist by western leftists since it is a race protection law and religious protection law that doesn’t involve Christians and Jews.

    • Damn right you H8tr!

    • El Martyachi

      … the time where anyone gives a fuck what western leftists think is quickly drawing to a close.

  • Kathy Nelson

    I don’t see anything wrong with this.

    • Justin St.Denis

      It makes tremendous sense medically speaking from a woman’s health perspective as well, my physician in-laws assure me.

  • Frau Katze

    It’s designed for the Muslims. The Buddhists (and Christians) in South East Asia have low birth rates. Many are well below replacement level.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Except in the Philippines, whose population exploded from 20 million after World War II to 90 million today, with 95% of that Christian.

      • Brett_McS


      • Frau Katze

        After WW II, yes. Right now they have a TFR of 3, which is above replacement, but it’s far below Africa, where the TFRs are around 6.

        Many Catholic nations formerly had high birth rates (eg Italy) but by the present time they are below replacement.

        CIA World Factbook only has data at the national level, but I have read several times earlier that the Rohingya are noted for their high birth rate, I don’t have hard facts.

      • Frau Katze

        Myanmar is currently at 2.18 nationally. Neighboring Thailand is well below replacement at 1,5,

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir


      And since this law makes ‘victims’ of Burma’s Rohingya Muslims this story will get more than its share of coverage in Western media.

      For (an unsurprising) example, The Toronto Star has had stories (with photo) about Burma’s Rohingya Muslims just about every day for the past week.

      • Justin St.Denis

        The Rohingya are effing murderous savages, generally speaking. But let’s not that get in the way of common sense, huh?

  • Brett_McS

    I wonder what they will do about home births? I can’t imagine the policing is very extensive and/or advanced in these countries – which is part of their charm. See Bill Whittle’s vlog on his Thailand trip:

  • Samuel

    Check your gey privilege Ireland!