Myanmar: Did the US Ambassador back down or not?

US will be careful about ‘Rohingya’ use, US ambassador to Myanmar says – elevenmyanmar.com, May 12, 2016
Scot Marciel, US ambassador to Myanmar, has told Thura Shwe Mann, the chair of the parliamentary Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission, that he would be cautious about the using of the term “Rohingya” in the future, the former general posted on Facebook…

New US Ambassador to Myanmar Says He Will Keep Using Term ‘Rohingya’ – Reuters, May 10, 2016
The new ambassador of the United States to Myanmar said on Tuesday he will keep using the term Rohingya for the persecuted Muslim minority, even after the government controlled by Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi asked him to refrain from it…

Rohingya a Term ‘People Can’t Accept,’ Shwe Mann Tells US Ambassador – The Irrawaddy, May 12, 2016
…“In the future, I will be careful about using terms that displease the Myanmar people,” the ambassador was quoted as saying in Shwe Mann’s Facebook post…

Shwe Mann meets, chastises US ambassador – MMTimes, May 12, 2016
…Thura U Shwe Mann, who heads the Commission for the Assessment of Legal Affairs and Special Issues, said the ambassador acknowledged the term is disliked and even unacceptable for many Myanmar people. The ambassador reportedly said he had “no choice” but to avoid using the term…

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