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Myanmar can achieve democracy, but in name only

*Content warning: descriptions of racially/ethnically motivated violence and genocide* On the first of February, General Min Aung Hlaing and the Tatmadaw (the Myanmar army) successfully deposed Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader of Myanmar, and a member of the National League for Democracy Party. The military ushered in a yearlong ‘state of emergency’ […]

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Myanmar result is a tentative move towards democracy

In what has been hailed by many onlookers as an historic breakthrough, the recent general election in Myanmar saw Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD (National League for Democracy) party win over 300 seats across both houses of parliament. For a party whose recent history vividly recalls the dogged political struggle of Suu Kyi’s father and […]