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· June, 2014

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from June, 2014

What the Thai Junta Should Learn from the Burmese Junta

  16 June 2014

Aung Zaw of The Irrawaddy compares and contrasts the Thai junta and the military-backed govenrment of Myanmar: The Thai army has carried out more than a dozen coups in past decades, but always relinquished power to a civilian government after a number of years. The Burma Army staged two coups,...

Free Speech Remains Under Threat in Myanmar

  2 June 2014

Deji Olukotun observes how Myanmar's so-called transition to democracy has not yet made a lasting impact on the state of free expression in the country: …in many ways Myanmar’s relatively open society could close at a moment’s notice. Writers are able to write and to criticize the government not because...

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