Under the strong influence of the military forces, the Myanmar government has failed to address the Rohingya issue. There is consensus that the former military junta (1962–2010) was one of the world's most repressive and violent regimes. Major international organisations including the UN have repeatedly condemned them for the widespread and systematic human rights violations in Myanmar, which included child soldiers, forced labor and human trafficking as well as crimes against ethnic minorities. When Aung San Suu Kyi's party won a majority in both houses in the 2015 elections, many hoped that the situation was going to improve. But it didn’t. Suu Kyi’s power is restricted under the 2008 Constitution of Myanmar and the military remains a powerful force in politics. Suu Kyi herself, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has drawn heavy criticism from several countries and organisations over her alleged inaction in response to the persecution of Rohingha and refusal to accept that her country’s military forces have committed genocide. The 2015 elections were touted by international monitors as free and fair, but it is worth pointing out that no parliamentary candidate was of the Muslim faith. Myanmar may have successfully led a compelling public relations campaign showcasing their political and social reforms towards democracy: the freedom of the press, the release of political prisoners, and the liberalization of its economy. But the democratic project will never be complete as long as the voices of the weakest and most discriminated continue to be unheard.