BBC:Burma census bans people registering as Rohingya

Burmese officials have begun the first national census in three decades, but are refusing to allow people to class themselves as Rohingya.

The UN, which is helping to carry out the census, said all Burmese should be allowed to choose their own ethnicity.

But Burmese officials said the Muslim Rohingya must call themselves Bengali or they would not be registered.

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