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Burma’s Census: Nation Building Needs To Start Somewhere

April 22, 2014  • 

Censuses are a starting point to order society. Benedict Anderson writes in his iconic essay Census, Map, Museum, that British colonial census-makers were known to ‘agglomerate, disaggregate, recombine and intermix identity categories’, and that ‘the politically powerful identity categories always lead the list’. The real innovation was ... Read more ►

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Internationally Funded Burma Census Cops Criticism

April 12, 2014  • 

A human rights advocacy group calls for investigation into Britain’s decision to give millions in aid money to assist the Burma government’s census as international criticism mounts over the census process. Burma Campaign UK, a human rights advocacy group based in Britain, has called for an official inquiry into the “decision making process... Read more ►

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Rohingya Don’t Count In Burma Census

April 4, 2014  • 

Burma’s census discriminates against ethnic Rohingya Muslims by refusing to recognise their existence, according to international rights groups, with even the UN agency tasked with carrying out the census expressing deep concerns. A man picks at a bruised piece of fruit, takes a bite and sets it down on a bench in a small shop on the Thai Burma b... Read more ►

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Village Heads Collecting Money In Name Of Census

April 2, 2014  • 

Residents of Ka Mawt Ka Kyo village allege that area village heads are using the census to collect money from villagers. Civilians claim the village heads have been running the ‘census scam’ since last week under the pretense of supporting the census. Villagers spoke to Karen News. “The village heads collected money in our village,” a Ka Ma... Read more ►

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European Burma Network Joins Calls to Postpone Census

March 20, 2014  • 

The European Burma Network has added its voice to a large and growing coalition of political, humanitarian and community organisations calling on Burma’s government to postpone the country’s national census that is set to start on March 30. “We believe that carrying out the census at the current time will exacerbate ethnic and religious tensi... Read more ►

School teachers attending census data verification training held at Hpa-an township's education office earlier on March 2014 in Hpa-an, Karen State (Photo-KIC)

International Karen Community Wants Burma’s Census Postponed

March 17, 2014  • 

An international coalition of Karen community-based-organizations (CBOs) has sent a letter to the United Nations Population Fund expressing “deep concern” with Burma’s approaching national census – urging it be postponed. The letter argues that the census is being carried out prematurely citing issues with the categorization of ethnic natio... Read more ►

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A Census Too Soon?

March 16, 2014  • 

Fortify Rights, an international human rights organization based in South East Asia, raised concerns regarding Burma’s upcoming national census, citizenship law and national ID card scheme, arguing that in their current form they entrenched ethnic rifts and threatened peace. The Burma Government’s census, National ID card scheme and citizenship... Read more ►

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KWO Want Burma Census Postponed

March 5, 2014  • 

The Karen Women Organization (KWO) has called for the postponement of Burma’s nationwide census, scheduled to run this month, until the data classifications are deemed appropriate to ethnic groups and the political situation in the country is stable. Naw K’nyaw Paw, general secretary of KWO told Karen News that all its senior representative... Read more ►

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KNU Urge Gov’t To Use Karen Teachers For Census Survey

February 24, 2014  • 

Karen National Union officials have proposed the government use local based teachers as data collectors when the planned census is conducted in KNU control areas. KNU officials in Dooplaya district told Karen News that they have proposed to the Karen State Census Committee to use local teachers in Dooplaya district for the census. The proposal was... Read more ►

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Census Favors Govt Position, Disadvantages Ethnic People

February 24, 2014  • 

Experts warn that Burma’s coming census could sow mistrust among ethnic groups and be used by the government to cement its political position. Mark Farmaner, the director of Burma Campaign UK, said that Burma’s proposed census in March could undermine the political and civil rights of ethnic minority groups, and that troubling signs of misuse h... Read more ►