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Rohingya pissed off the Burmese with their fake claim of pribumi status

The Burmese do not like the Rohingya because …

Burmese consider Rohingya to be “Bengali foreigners” because …

this unwanted minority ethnic who call themselves ‘Rohingya’ are mainly descendants of agricultural workers from the Chittagong region of Bengal who had emigrated to Rakhine, Burma during the British colonial era …

but these descendants of immigrants nonetheless refuse to acknowledge the Bengali (i.e. non-indigenous) origin of their forefathers, and insist on calling themselves native ‘Rohingya’ — a race name which is a ‘reinvented’ term first popularized in international usage only after their 1991–92 exodus which (like the 2016–17 wave of expulsions) had made world headlines.



Rohingya who pretend they’re not descendants of Bengali people and scream “racist” when they’re called ‘Bengali’ somehow remind us of another invented ethnicity – ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ – who, in a similar vein, also vehemently deny they’re Chinese.

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