Brigadier Aung Gyi

Announcement Date: November 15, 1951
“After the Mujahideen surrendered, (the) Rohingya leaders asked us not to call the Rohingya “Khaw Taw”, nor “Bengali”, nor Chittagonian Kalar (niggers), nor “Rakhine Muslims”.Instead they said their preferred and self-referential ethnic name was the Arabic word Rohingya….”
 
Brigadier Aung Gyi
Vice Chief of Staff of Burma Armed Forces
Maungdaw, Myanmar
15 November 1951