Myanmar’s New “Democratic Dictator”: Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted: November 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

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The Western media is portraying Myanmar’s recent elections as historic. One commentator described Myanmar as an “exuberant nation prepared for a new era of democracy and political freedom.” But one wonders what sort of democracy and political freedom can be borne of elections in which nearly a million voters were banned from casting their ballots and with the apparent victor already declaring herself above the law.

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Global Research, November 21, 2016
New Eastern Outlook 21 November 2016

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The Western media is portraying Myanmar’s recent elections as historic. One commentator described Myanmar as an “exuberant nation prepared for a new era of democracy and political freedom.” But one wonders what sort of democracy and political freedom can be borne of elections in which nearly a million voters were banned from casting their ballots and with the apparent victor already declaring herself above the law.

Sidestepping these inconvenient facts, the West is nonetheless excited about the prospect of Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) taking power in Myanmar.

This is in part due to the fact that Suu Kyi herself, along with the NLD she leads and a vast network of supporting “civil society” nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have all been created and sustained annually by billions of dollars worth of…

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  1. gerry campeau says:

    I am confused as Burma elections happened more then year ago and if Aung San Suu Ky is the puppet Master so be it as she has better understanding of the conflicted and divided situation in Burma. The Truth is Burma has had relative peace since elections held Nov 8 2015.
    Jerry Campeau living next door in Military controlled Thailand

  2. Are you saying you agree with the way her government treats the Rohingya minority? That really surprises me. I never pictured you as an Islamophobe.

    • gerry campeau says:

      I’m Saying that its much quieter now and much of racial discourse in this part of world is provided by agent provocateurs and i’m disappointed in Aung for not speaking out but you, Tony and i don’t know whats behind the curtain I’m to old to care how you slander me but its disappointing

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