Government inaction shows unwillingness to address Rohingya issues
(Paris, Bangkok) More than six months after taking power, Burma’s new government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party, has failed to adequately address the long-standing discriminatory and abusive practices against Rohingya in Rakhine State, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said in a new briefing paper released today.
“After more than six months in power, the NLD-led government’s inaction on Rohingya issues is extremely worrisome. The government could have taken meaningful legal and political steps to address the plight of Rohingya but it has failed to do so. This shows a blatant unwillingness to tackle the root causes of their persecution.”