Why Myanmar is urging foreigners to avoid using the historical term Rohingya?
Monday, June 27th 2016 Why Myanmar is urging foreigners to avoid using the historical term ‘Rohingya’ by Azeem Ibrahim Published 27 June, 2016 3 hours ago. The country’s fledgling democracy is marred by denying rights to a Muslim minority. Image credit: Mohd Rasfan/AFP Azeem Ibrahim The government in Myanmar, trying to rewrite history in defining its identity, is engaging in ethnic cleansing. The target are the Rohingya, a people the United Nations and Amnesty International call“the most persecuted refugees in the world”. Myanmar is home to a large and diverse number of ethnic and religious groups: 135 ethnic groups […]Read More