Little improvement in Myanmar a year after Suu Kyi's election

Aung San Suu Kyi has mostly kept silent amid claims that violence against the Rohingya could amount to ethnic cleansing.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

​The role of State Counsellor was created just for Aung San Suu Kyi because she is barred from holding the presidency.

Thursday marks the first anniversary of Aung San Suu Kyi taking the office of State Counsellor in Myanmar.

In a country where the military had been the undisputed authority, the election results meant that Myanmar would be getting its first civilian government in more than 50 years.

But a tear after the National League for Democracy came into power, there's been little change and violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority group has increased.

TRT World’s Alican Ayanlar reports.