Barack Obama

Announcement Date: November 19, 2012
“For too long, the people of this state (Rakhine or Arakan), including ethnic Rakhine, have faced crushing poverty and persecution. But there is no excuse for violence against innocent people. And the Rohingya hold themselves — hold within themselves the same dignity as you do, and I do.”
Barack Obama
US President
University of Yangon, Myanmar
19 November 2012