Indonesian, Thai militaries take different tack

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Straits Times

In today’s edition of The Straits Times, there was an article contribution by Assistant Professor Terence Lee from the Department of Political Science at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Asst Prof Lee examined the political role of the military in Indonesia and Thailand and noted that the support of the armed forces for political reform has important bearing for the prospects for democratisation. He highlighted that for states with legacies of militaries playing a central role in politics, democratisation requires the developing of strong and legitimate institutions to separate the political elite from the armed forces, and more importantly, for these institutions to exercise oversight over the military.

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