Burma Times Correspondent: June 21, 2015
Rakhine nationalists and monks from the 969 movement met in the Bogo Shantai temple on Saturday.
During the meeting, it was decided that they would stage mass demonstrations in Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung. The demonstrations would ask governments to cancel voting powers of Rohingya Muslims.
Demonstations are however expected throughout the country.
Earlier, demonstrations against a government decision to allow Rohingyas to vote in a referendum were cancelled amidst mass protests by nationalists groups.
The nationalists will also demand that the green card should not be given to Rohingyas.
A green card is an identity card given to foreigners naturalised as Burmese citizens. Green card holders can have their citizenship cancelled any moment. For Rohingyas specifically, the green card shall expire after only two years.
The green card is still a step above the white card which is given to foreign nationals on Burmese soil and carry few rights. Nationalist groups are determined to oppose the green card scheme.
Rohingyas also oppose the green card scheme saying they are not foreigners in this country.