Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya see glimmer of hope in Suu Kyi victory

November 13, 2015 11:51 AM

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Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya see glimmer of hope in Suu Kyi victory

SITTWE, Myanmar Noor Bagum would have liked to have voted for Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) but, like the majority of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, she took no part in the historic election the Nobel laureate won by a landslide.

Stripped of their right to cast ballots by the current government, many Rohingya now hope that, with the NLD able to rule largely on its own, a Suu Kyi-led government will work to restore their lives and many of the rights they have lost.

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