The trouble with Myanmar’s census

Commentaries and Op-eds March 5, 2014, Lowy Interpreter

Earlier this month, Myanmar celebrated Union Day, a day that marks the signing of the 1947 Panglong Agreement which aimed to unify the country’s ethnic groups. With ceasefire agreements continuing to hold, this year marks perhaps the most unified the country has been since that day in 1947. The upcoming census has the potential to unravel much of that unity.

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