Articles by Natalie Brinham

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When Identity Documents and Registration Produce Exclusion: Lessons from Rohingya Experiences in Myanmar
Natalie Brinham | London School of Economics and Political Science – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

10 May 2019 – State practices relating to registration and documentation since 1978 have played a significant part in multiple mass state-directed expulsions to Bangladesh . Such practices include the confiscation, destruction, nullification and targeted non-issuance of identity documents. Registration processes have become increasingly repressive, coercive and abusive since the mid-1990s, making survival for Rohingya in Myanmar more and more difficult. This bureaucratic cleansing has produced a steady stream of people out of the country since the 1990s.

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“Genocide Cards”: Rohingya Refugees on Why They Risked Their Lives to Refuse ID Cards
Natalie Brinham | Open Democracy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

21 Oct 2018 – Wary of the past, Rohingya have frustrated the UN’s attempts to provide them with documentation. “These cards make us into foreigners… We are already citizens of this country.”

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New Secretive Deal between UN, Myanmar Smells Foul
Maung Zarni and Natalie Brinham - Andalou Post [Turkey], 20 Jun 2018

Newly-organized UN in Myanmar has shelved organization’s own governing principles of transparency and inclusivity, as evidenced by freshly-inked MOU with Myanmar.

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Reworking the Colonial-Era “Indian Peril”: Myanmar’s State-directed Persecution of Rohingyas and Other Muslims
Maung Zarni & Natalie Brinham - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jan 2018

Myanmar’s transition from the military dictatorship to the adoption of a Chinese model of great commercial opening with a calibrated political liberalization has one unintended consequence for the military-controlled-government: ugly things get exposed. All of a sudden, the dark secrets of this predominantly Buddhist nation of 51 million people with diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds are laid bare for all to witness.

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Waves of Genocidal Terror against Rohingyas by Myanmar and the Resultant Exodus Since 1978
Maung Zarni and Natalie Brinham | Middle East Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2017

14 Nov 2017 – This essay aims to highlight the scope and rhythmic nature of Burma’s persecution of Rohingyas and the devastating impact on the Rohingya population. First, it sets out to describe and help readers understand the evolving pretexts given by the successive Burmese governments and the methods of group destruction and resultant waves — five in total — of the outflow of Rohingyas in large number. Then it attempts to offer an interpretive framework within which this cycle of violence-exodus-lull is best understood.

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The Trafficking of Stateless Rohingya: A Problem of Organised Crime or State Crime?
Natalie Brinham – London International Development Centre, 31 Aug 2015

In 2013 Natalie Birnham met and interviewed a Rohingya survivor, named Jamal, in an above-shop office of a local CBO in Kuala Lumpur. He recounted his journey fleeing from Western Myanmar/Burma to Malaysia.

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