Myanmar condemns U.N. official for using term 'Rohingya'

February 4, 2015 6:24 AM

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YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar on Wednesday condemned a U.N. official for using the term Rohingya to describe a persecuted minority that the government refers to as Bengali, which implies they are illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh.

Most of Myanmar's 1.1 million ethnic Rohingya Muslims are stateless and live in apartheid-like conditions in Rakhine state in the west of the predominantly Buddhist country.

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