Obama made an statement acknowledging Rohingya oppression and indicating US displeasure.

Obama uses word 'Rohingya,' dismissing Burma's campaign to deny recognition to the community. He also made an statement acknowledging their opression and indicating US displeasure Displeasing Myanmar Hosts .


Myanmar's government views the estimated 1.3 million Rohingya - living in dire, segregated conditions in western Rakhine state - not as citizens, but as illegal migrants from Bangladesh encroaching on scarce land. For that reason, they say the Rohingya ethnicity does not exist.
In a bid to draw attention to the issue, the U.S. advocacy group United to End Genocide launched a social media campaign titled #JustSayTheirName, and thousands of people have signed an online petition and tweeted photos of themselves holding placards with the slogan on social media.
.http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/group-obama-rohingya-myanmar-visit-26904145

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