Hope and angst

Print edition : May 30, 2014

Security personnel and census volunteers at a Rohingya refugee camp in Sittwe in Rakhine State on April 2, during the national census enumeration. Photo: Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She is a likely candidate for the next presidential election. Photo: Thibault Camus/AP

Myanmar President Thein Sein at the ninth session of the Myanmarese parliament in Naypyidaw on March 26. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP

The new port that is being built in Sittwe, a 2012 photograph. India is funding this port in north-west Myanmar, where the Kaladan river flows into the Bay of Bengal. Photo: Damir Sagolj /REUTERS

Myanmar presents a mixed picture three years after the launch of reforms, and the next presidential election holds the key to which way the country will turn.
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