- Global Voices - http://globalvoicesonline.org -

What the Thai Junta Should Learn from the Burmese Junta

Written by Mong Palatino On 16 June 2014 @ 3:37 am | No Comments

In East Asia, English, History, Myanmar (Burma), Politics, Quick Reads, Thailand

Aung Zaw of The Irrawaddy compares [1] and contrasts the Thai junta and the military-backed govenrment of Myanmar:

The Thai army has carried out more than a dozen coups in past decades, but always relinquished power to a civilian government after a number of years.

The Burma Army staged two coups, one in 1962 and one in 1988, and ruled the country for more than half a century

Today, many Burmese still feel that the country is under control of military men and ex-generals in the government and Parliament—in spite of the “sweeping reforms” celebrated by Western governments.

Article printed from Global Voices: http://globalvoicesonline.org

URL to article: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/06/16/what-the-thai-junta-should-learn-from-the-burmese-junta/

URLs in this post:

[1] compares: http://www.irrawaddy.org/commentary/thai-junta-vs-burmese-junta-spot-differences.html

Licensed Creative Commons Attribution, 2008 Global Voices Online. See attribution policy for details: http://globalvoicesonline.org/about/global-voices-attribution-policy