The release of all political prisoners would be a further step toward building trust in the political transition and a more inclusive, just society.
On Wednesday, Burma’s three most influential figures came together for initial discussions that could prove crucial for the country’s political future.
Burma’s generals got the Constitution they wanted, hence the NLD’s victory is unlikely to affect the country’s power structure with the military at its apex.
The depths of its unpopularity now clear, the ruling party will need to embark on some serious soul-searching if it wishes to retain political relevance.
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Both sides agreed to follow the people’s wish to collaborate for the country’s stability, rule of law, national unity and development.
- Burma Army, following a meeting between military commander-in-chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing and NLD chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi
After millions of Burmese voted for change, observers of all stripes will be watching to see that the current government passes on the political baton.
The crushing defeat of Burma’s military-backed ruling party doubles as an outright dismissal of the extremist nationalist “Buddhist” movement called Ma Ba Tha.
Among a litany of long-standing challenges facing a new NLD-led government, addressing religious nationalism will be among the most sensitive and demanding.
The conduct of Burma’s general election has given rise to much optimism, but the international community should stay watchful during the transition period.