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Myanmar Wants US to Stop Referring to 'Rohingya'

Myanmar wants the U.S. Embassy to stop using the term “Rohingya,” when referring to the country’s unrecognized ethnic minority, a government official told VOA Wednesday. “We will be happy if the embassy refrains from using this term,” said Aung Lin, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Continued use of the word “will not be helpful to us,” he added. The official said, however, he is "not aware yet" whether the ministry on Tuesday made a formal request to...

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