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Two years on, Myanmar's lack of reform turns investors away

With 'everyone afraid of the lady,' liberalization all but grinds to a halt

Since State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi took office, the Myanmar government has struggled to coordinate the interests of the public and private sectors.   © Reuters

YANGON -- Two years after Aung San Suu Kyi took office as Myanmar's de facto leader, the enthusiasm that greeted the country's transition to democratic rule and prospects for the economy seems to have all but faded.

Bureaucratic hurdles have hindered foreign entry to the once-promising market and persecution of the Rohingya ethnic group has drawn widespread international condemnation.

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