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22.11.15

Rohingya vs the Generals: How To Forge A Democracy And Get Away With It - Palestine Chronicle | Palestine Chronicle: Reporting from Myanmar Timothy McLaughlin dealt with the Rohingya subject directly. However, he offered a misleading sentiment that the oppressed minority, which was excluded from the vote, can see a “glimmer of hope” in the outcome of the elections.

According to results, the National League for Democracy (NLD), under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi, has won a stunning victory over its rivals in the ruling party, by garnering 348 seats, in contrast with only 40 seats obtained by the military-controlled party that has ruled Myanmar since 1962.

There is no real basis for that supposed “glimmer of hope,” aside from a non-binding statement made by NLD official Win Htein that the Citizenship Act of 1982 “must be reviewed” — an Act which served as the basis for discrimination against the Rohingya.

Win Htein’s comments are non-committal, at best. At worst they are disingenuous.


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