Aung Gyi, 60, a former soldier who lost both legs after he stepped on a landmine during fighting against communists, sits at his house outside Yangon, Myanmar. Photos: Reuters.

Why Myanmar’s disabled war veterans are still begging or hawking on streets

Tourists and locals a source of sustenance for many former soldiers who lost limbs fighting rebels; Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD, now in power, will focus on political prisoners, not ex-servicemen

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Aung Gyi, 60, a former soldier who lost both legs after he stepped on a landmine during fighting against communists, sits at his house outside Yangon, Myanmar. Photos: Reuters.
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