A question of race in Myanmar

The military asserts there are 135 different races in the ethnically diverse nation, a spurious claim rooted in numerology that masks a divide-and-rule strategy

Naypyitaw, June 3, 2017 2:02 PM (UTC+8)
Students wearing costumes representing Myanmar's different ethnic groups welcome delegates as they arrive for the 25th ASEAN summit at Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on November 13, 2014. Photo: AFP/ Ye Aung Thu
Students wearing costumes representing Myanmar's different ethnic groups welcome delegates as they arrive for the 25th ASEAN summit at Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on November 13, 2014. Photo: AFP/ Ye Aung Thu
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