Seven years after Buddhist mobs burned down mosques and slaughtered dozens of children at an Islamic school, hundreds of Muslims remain displaced and they say the NLD government has done little to help heal or rebuild since.
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Seven years after Buddhist mobs burned down mosques and slaughtered dozens of children at an Islamic school, hundreds of Muslims remain displaced and they say the NLD government has done little to help heal or rebuild since.
Expectations are high among the legal fraternity that the change of government in April will lead to far-reaching reforms in a justice system that is decrepit, crooked and in the pocket of the military.
Of the nearly 18,000 local administrators elected across Myanmar in 2012, only 42 were women. As the country prepares to hold local elections, a new report has highlighted the extreme gender imbalance at the grassroots level of government.

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