Rohingyas in Malaysia pin citizenship hopes on Suu Kyi

Source: The Malaysian Insider

A huge portrait of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the facade of the National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon. The NLD’s victory in Myanmar’s historic elections last weekend has raised hopes of Rohinya refugees wishing to return to Rakhine state as citizens. – AFP pic, November 15, 2015.

Rohingyas in Malaysia are pinning their hopes on Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership to acknowledge their rights as Myanmar citizens, saying that it is one of themore  important elements to be a truly democratic nation.

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) president Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani said Rohingyas here have mixed feelings over the victory of National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Suu Kyi, which secured victory in the two houses of parliament and enough votes to pick the next president.

“We are both happy and sad about the recent general election. Sad, because we could not exercise our rights as voters, we couldn’t do anything from here. Read more