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Burma’s slow march

For all the excitement about change, the generals are still in charge—and refugees still marooned in camps

By Nic Dunlop   January 2013

Refugees on the Thailand-Burma border, where more than 140,000 refugees remain in camps

In April 2011, just after reformist president Thein Sein was sworn in, Win Myint was at his home in Rangoon when suddenly there was banging on the door. Half asleep, he opened up and police and military intelligence burst in. Armed with automatic weapons, they searched for almost two hours but found nothing. Then, before they left, they threatened Win Myint and his sisters with arrest and imprisonment.

Win Myint had come under suspicion because his…

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