US told: 'Don't call us Burma'
- Published: 26 Jan 2013 at 13.33
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YANGON - Myanmar has protested against the US State Department's continuing use of the country's former name Burma, state-run media said on Saturday.
"Myanmar strongly objects the usage of the words 'Burma', 'Burmese Government' and 'Burmese Military' in the US embassy's press release not using the name recognised by the United Nations and the whole international community," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
On Thursday, the US embassy in Yangon criticised a military offensive against ethnic rebels despite a ceasefire announced by the "Burmese Government" on Jan 19.
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