The Arakan State government says it will continue referring to the state’s ethnic majority simply as “Arakanese”, rejecting a term allegedly put forward by the country’s Ministry of Information.
The US State Department plans to downgrade Burma in its annual report on human trafficking because of the country’s continuing failure to end abusive practices.
The European Union says it will respect Aung San Suu Kyi’s calls to avoid using the term “Rohingya” to describe persecuted Muslims in Arakan State.
Aung San Suu Kyi reiterates her position on avoiding use of the term “Rohingya” during talks with Yanghee Lee, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Burma.
The Tibetan spiritual leader says he has called on fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to ease tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma’s Arakan State.
The former official, a Rohingya man named Bhi Ahmad, was shot dead while attending a village meeting.