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Total infringement of citizenship

national races was not the only possible way to be recognised as a citizen of Burma (Parashar and Alam, 2018 ). Although Rohingya were not explicitly recognised as belonging to one of the national races in the legislation, they were recognised as such in later parliamentary debate (Parashar and Alam, 2018 ). Tracing the genealogy of the concept of ‘national races’, Nick Cheesman ( 2017 ) argues that they emerged as a determinant of Burmese politics more recently, in 1964. At this point the political discourse in Burma started changing when General Ne Win gave

in The Fringes of Citizenship