Assuaging the armed forces in Myanmar

19 November 2015

The Straits Times

In an article contribution, Associate Professor Terrence Lee, Department of Political Science, had discussed the decisive electoral victory by Aung San Suu Kyiโ€™s National League for Democracy (NLD).

Assoc Prof Lee opined that the key to sustaining democratisation in Myanmar is not to curtail or make demands of the Tatmadaw. Assuaging the military would likely result in a successful democratic consolidation as well.

He added that much of the road ahead will depend on Ms Suu Kyi and the NLDโ€™s ability to compromise, and for her to curtail personal ambitions and chagrin for the armed forces.

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