Where are you from? In a globalized world where people continuously renew their ties with their environment, this simple, yet complex question has for many become more and more difficult to answer.
When a state consists of multiple ethnic groups, it is often difficult to appease everyone under the rule of a person or party representing a single identity. This is where identity politics, usually drenched in nationalism, often comes into play.
The Rohingya have for centuries been denied Burmese citizenship on the basis that they are not originally from Myanmar. Their Muslim identity has made them ‘un-Burmese’ in a country heavily influenced by Buddhism.