Myanmar’s Annual Rohingya Exodus Placed on Hold

January 23, 2016 04:08 PM

It is "sailing season" in Myanmar, a time when thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have typically taken to the seas in pursuit of better lives abroad. But this year is different. Government crackdowns on human traffickers and a historic election have many people cautiously optimistic that the situation for the Rohingya may finally improve. VOA's Katrina Kaufman reports.