Persecution Continues: Political Reform in Myanmar May Not Be The Progress We Think It Is

Thein Sein

When Myanmar president Thein Sein made a state visit to London last July, the British foreign secretary congratulated him on Myanmar’s slew of recent reforms: direct government censorship of the media had been abolished the year before; the newly free Aung San Suu Kyi had been permitted to win a seat in parliament; and since becoming president in 2011, Thein Sein had released 1,300 political prisoners. Along with cautious praise, the British government presented Thein Sein with millions … [Read more...]


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