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Government and people of Myanmar do not recognize the term “Rohingya” as it is an invented terminology

1.    Recently, Fortify Rights and International State Crime Initiative released papers containing genocide of so called “Rohingyas” in Rakhine State and other various unfounded allegations. Such accusations were orchestrated internationally at a time the Human Rights Council is reviewing the national report of Myanmar under the Universal Periodic Review, and when the country is at an important juncture of holding the multiparty General Elections. At the same time, Al Jazeera News Agency broadcast a similar fabricated news.
2.    Such news and papers were prepared on baseless, deceptive and false allegations. The Government and people of Myanmar do not recognize the term “Rohingya” as it is an invented terminology. In this respect, the Government of Myanmar categorically rejects the unfounded allegations mentioned in the said papers and news broadcast.
3.    Such unfounded allegations are interfering in the internal affairs of Myanmar and disturbing the peace and tranquility of the country, as well as causing distrust towards the peace loving people of Myanmar. Therefore, Myanmar strongly rejects such malicious acts.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nay Pyi Taw
8 November 2015

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