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Military government exit: Burma Lessons
Writer/Editor: How do you turn an armed forces that rule the state into a faithful minister of a state? The paper responds to this issue by investigating three different experience - South Korea's full achievement, Thailand's defeat and Indonesia's success in part - to determine their usefulness for Burma's political democrats. While Indonesia's course seems the most sensible and auspicious, all three were much more vulnerable than Burma in many ways - for example, the regime's fragility, the country's economy, the power and union of the regime, its commitment to the outside environment - at the moment of its inception.
Therefore, the readiness of Burma's generals to leave the state' s mainstream politics in the near term is extremely doubtful.
Barack Obama to visit the quaint core of Burma's military regime
BURMA, Nay Pyi Taw - The general leaders of Burma's violent military regime were so afraid of an invading US seafarer that they relocated the capitol far intoland. For example, a famous statement goes out for the 2005 Yangon move, when officers were ordered to move over night and trade the country's biggest town for Nay Pyi Taw, which was secretly under construction more than 200 leagues northbound.
On his second trip to Burma this past weekend, Barack Obama became the first US presidency to pay a trip to the country's strange capitol, as Washington continued to both rewards the Myanmar administration for its moves away from a dictatorial regime and warns of a relapse before promising political reform is completed. Obama expressed his concerns about the violent attacks on Muslims and the omission to amend the country's constitutional system before next year's elections in the massively decorated palatial presidency of his colleague Thein Sein on Thursday.
With no such amendment, Burma's democracy symbol Aung San Suu Kyi, who briefly visited Obama on Thursday and will return to Rangoon on Friday, will not compete for the presidency, thanks to the military provisions specifically designed to stop her stand. Spacious, empty motorways connect equal sized common denominations and several pure military areas.
The people of Obama, encouraged by recent reform, voiced their hopes for Obama's second trip and regretted the lack of sufficient headway since his first one. Following many years of seclusion by the regime, in the huge Buddhist Uppatasanti couch - the five-year-old signatory to the town, called after a call to save it from a strange invasion departed - the Pilgrim' s welcome to Obama.
"The 63-year-old man said, "I didn't anticipate the US presidents visiting me while I was alive. Increasingly frank citizens are afraid that Obama will be outsmarted. "Like Obama, our nation always upholds our nation and our struggle," said Maung Thin Khaing, 74, who has been imprisoned and molested for years. "to some extent, and that is very perilous for our nation and the upcoming elections."
Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy writer, said he hoped that when her National League for Democracy or NLD comes to power, Aung San Suu Kyi will move the city back to Rangoon. "He said, "Thein Sein is the same as the general before him. "It' a phoney capitol, it is military property," he said.
Nay Aung, 40, operates a coffee shop named Hollywood in a customer-free, military shopping center on an empty 10-lane motorway that services a closed military area with huge sculptures of old-kingdoms. "But now I have no feelings, because nothing has happened in between," he said.
The military permitted a real parliamentary elections in 1990 and then refused the resulting NLD win. "He said, "I question the military's willingness to give up that next year could be like the 1990 elections. In his theater Min Su Neing, 25, was waiting with his friend, both in the costume usual in Burma.
"We' re glad Obama's here," he said as he was waiting for the espionage film November Man. 28-year-old Aung Paing Min, a hotelier, cast her vote for the military-backed NLD in a later by-election in 2010 and is open for 2015. Delighted at Obama's comeback, Aung Paing Min made another big plea for the US President's 48-hour visit: to move the peacemaking progress towards a mandatory end to several civilian-war.