ANP accuses regional immigration chief of issuing a national ID card to a “Bengali” woman who was born to non-Burmese parents.
This year’s census showed a population almost 10 million short of the estimated figure.
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Burmese refugees living in Thailand will face challenges if they are repatriated, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday.
Thousands of refugees line up to be counted in the Mae La camp near the border town Mae Sot, as Thai authorities begin the first census of its kind.
Thailand’s authorities have banned Burmese refugees living on the Thai-Burmese border from leaving their camps, while they conduct a census to determine the exact number of refugees living in the country.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss whether the nationwide ceasefire, which officially commences on 30 march, will be used to legitimise discrimination.
With the start of the national census less than a week away, Mon leaders are pushing for their true ethnic identities to be written on ID cards.