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In Myanmar, Debate Over Citizenship Involves Ethnicity, Religion, Poverty


This month Myanmar resumes a process that could grant citizenship to people who for years have been stateless. But the plan involves first requiring Rohingya to abandon the name they have long used for themselves, and instead call themselves “Bengalis,” which typically refers to people from Bangladesh. VOA’s Colin Lovett visited Rohingya communities in Rakhine state and talked to residents about their situation.

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