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  1. 1. The Rohingya of Burma By Emily Dixon
  2. 2. Myanmar • Population: 56,320,206 • Primarily Buddhist • “Unified States” • Previously known as Burma
  3. 3. Political Unrest (Past and Present) • Military rule • Ne Win and the “Burmese Way to Socialism” • Student protests and Aung San Suu Kyi • Democratic reform
  4. 4. The Rakhine State • Borders Bay of Bengal • Borders Bengaldesh • Predominantly Arakanese • Main population of the Rohingya • Capital: Sittwe
  5. 5. The Rohingya • Muslim minority • Believed to have come from Bangladesh • “Stateless” persons • 2nd class citizenship
  6. 6. The Problem • Racial and religious tensions between the Rohingya and the Rakhine • Resource scarcity and segregation • Power hungry Government interference
  7. 7. The Refugees • Flee to Thailand, China, Malaysia, and Bangladesh • Border controls • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwKkessWTx4 1.26 to 2.54
  8. 8. Solutions • Political reform and consolidation • International interference • 1982 Burma Citizenship Law repeal and full citizenship
  9. 9. Questions For The Future? • Are the Rohingya Burmese? • Where are you, Aung San Suu Kyi?
  10. 10. References • Alfred, Charolette. "Myanmar’s Rohingya Could Be The World’s Next Major Refugee Crisis." The World Post. The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute, 13 Nov. 2015. Web. 27 Jan. 2016. • Blitz, Brad K. “REFUGEES IN BURMA, MALAYSIA AND THAILAND: Rescue for the Rohingya”. The World Today 66.5 (2010): 30–31. Web. • Fisher, Jonah. "Aung San Suu Kyi: Where Are You? - BBC News." BBC News. BBC News, Myanmar, 2 June 2015. Web. 26 Jan. 2016. • Hamling, Amie. "Rohingya People: The Most Persecuted Refugees in the World." Amnesty Australia. Amnesty International, 7 Oct. 2015. Web. 27 Jan. 2016. • Nixon, Hamish, Cindy Joelene, Kyi Pyar Chit Saw, Thet Aung Lynn, and Mathew Arnold. "State and Region Governments in Myanmar." The Asia Foundation (2013): n. pag. Sept. 2013. Web. 27 Jan. 2016. • Pace, Eric. "Ne Win, Ex-Burmese Military Strongman, Dies at 81." The New York Times. The New York Times, 05 Dec. 2002. Web. 26 Jan. 2016. • Prager-Nyein, S. "Aung San Suu Kyi between Biographical Myth and Hard Realities." JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ASIA 43.3 (2013): 546-54. Web. • "Profile: Aung San Suu Kyi." BBC News. BBC, 13 Nov. 2015. Web. 27 Jan. 2016."South & SouthEast Asia: Burma." The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2016. • "Should It Be Burma or Myanmar?" BBC News. BBC, 26 Sept. 2007. Web. 27 Jan. 2016. • "Unending Plight of Myanmar's Rakhine State." Online secondary news post.Channelnewsasia.com. YouTube, 13 Aug. 2013. Web. 26 Jan. 2016.

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