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Religious Conversions Law (Law No. 48/2015).

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The Religious Conversion Law requires that a Myanmar citizen who wishes to change his/her religion must obtain approval from the Registration Board for religious conversion, set up in each township. The applicant must also undergo an interview and engage in religious study for a period not to exceed 90 days from the date of application, but extendable to 180 days at the applicant’s request. If after that period the applicant still wishes to convert, the Registration Board will issue a certificate of religious conversion. The law prescribes punishments for forced conversion or for applying to convert with the intention of harming a religion and includes penalties for violations of the Law.

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