The Newsletter 66 Winter 2013

Rohingya or Bengali? Revisiting the politics of labelling

Su-Ann Oh

The sectarian violence that erupted in Rakhine (Arakan) state in Myanmar has prompted heated discussions over ethnicity, citizenship and belonging. Subsequently, in an effort to determine accurate numbers, a fortnight-long registration exercise was conducted by government authorities in Pauktaw Township in Rakhine state in November 2012.

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