06 Jan '12, 8am

Interesting political development in Myanmar

For over two decades, Myanmar was considered to be an undemocratic country ruled by a dictatorial and corrupt military junta. The popular democratic leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was placed under house arrest. Myanmar was shunned by the neighbouring countries and the democratic world. During this time, the leader of Myanmar was Senior General Than Shwe, who was the supreme commander of the armed forces. The political situation changed significantly in Myanmar since March 2011, when President Thein Sein came into power. My friend from Myanmar told me that many people were surprised that he implemented reforms and introduced democracy. Aung San Suu Kyi is now allowed to contest the next election. Furthermore, President Thein Sein and several members of his cabinet was regarded by the people to be free of corruption, and genuinely concerned about taking positive steps to improve ...

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