For ‘mixed-blood’ citizens, Yangon’s passport office is a racist hell


As dawn breaks over Yangon’s Passport Issuing Office, a throng of would-be globetrotters gathers in front of the squat Yankin Township building and snakes around the corner. Family members take turns holding spots in the queue while others nap in their cars. Parents buy snacks for restless children from the vendors lining the block. With

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