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Frustration foments in Rangoon's slums despite reforms

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Myanmar's trumpeted reforms are yet to trickle down to Rangoon's poor, rubbish-strewn slums where experts say residents' frustrations could turn ugly if the benefits of change are not felt soon. 

This file photo shows residents waiting to fill plastic containers with water from a public tap in the impoverished slum quarter of Aung Mingalar on the outskirts of Yangon. Myanmar's trumpeted reforms are yet to trickle down to Yangon's poor, rubbish-strewn slums where experts say residents' frustrations could turn ugly if the benefits of change are not felt soon.

Each month the bamboo shacks of Shwe Paukan are inundated when high tides overflow from the river running parallel to the slum.

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