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Forced labour shows back-breaking lack of reform in Myanmar military| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015    

BUTHIDAUNG, Myanmar In the fertile river valleys near Myanmar's border with Bangladesh, stateless Rohingya Muslims say there is no let-up in soldiers forcing them into hard labour, despite the government launching a campaign three years ago to end the practice.The military, which ruled the former Burma for nearly half a century before handing power to a semi-civilian government in 2011, has vowed to end forced labour. President Thein Sein, a former general, promised in 2012 to eradicate what was once a military custom within three years.But army units in the north of Myanmar's restive Rakhine ...

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