Stateless Rohingya Pose Challenge for New Myanmar Government

April 1, 2016 9:29 AM

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Stateless Rohingya Pose Challenge for New Myanmar Government

The United Nations has given Myanmar's incoming civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) 100 days to improve living conditions for the country's ethnic minority Rohingya community. But doubts remain over the new government's ability to deliver.

On Tuesday, the outgoing government lifted a nearly four-year state of emergency imposed on the volatile Rakhine state where the Rohingya are currently denied citizenship and say they are heavily persecuted.

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