Six years on: Rohingya in government

Six years ago, the Myanmar military launched a brutal ‘clearance campaign’ against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, after alleged attacks by Rohingya militants on police posts. At the time, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi dismissed claims of human rights violations and many people across the country believed her.

But after seeing the atrocities carried out by the military in the last few years, more people across the country are recognising what the Rohingya suffered in 2017.

The National Unity Government recently appointed Rohingya activist U Aung Kyaw Moe as deputy human rights minister. He spoke to Doh Athan about his role in the government and his hopes for equality and inclusion under a future federal government.

Doh Athan is a weekly podcast about human rights issues in Myanmar. It is made by local journalists with media partners from across the country, through a partnership with Fondation Hirondelle and the support of our donors.



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