Myanmar Doesn't Recognize Its Muslims And Doesn't Want US To, Either
Despite the push for human rights in Myanmar, the majority party leader told a U.S. ambassador to not call the minority Muslim population "Rohingya."By Melissa Prax | May 7, 2016
Myanmar still doesn't recognize a minority Muslim population in its borders — and doesn't want the U.S. to, either.
Human rights groups say the the Rohingya people are one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in the world. About 800,000 people in Myanmar from the Muslim minority are currently stateless, and violence in the country's west has put thousands in internment camps.
Myanmar's majority party leader Aung San Suu Kyi recently asked the U.S. ambassador to not use the term Rohingya.