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Myanmar Condemns UN Official for Using Term ‘Rohingya’

Myanmar has slammed a visiting United Nations official for using the term "Rohingya" to refer to a beleaguered ethnic minority group that the government does not officially recognize. In a statement Wednesday, the office of President Thein Sein "unequivocally" rejected the use of the term Rohingya by Yang Hee Lee, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar. "Insistence on using this controversial terminology will only pose a barrier on the road to...

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