Junta's Problems Magnify

March 2005
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Mar2005, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p7
Country Report
Country Report
This article presents information related to political developments in Myanmar. The toppling of former prime minister Khin Nyunt in October 2004 seems to have resulted in a more uncertain era in Myanmar politics. BMI View: It is too early to conclude that Khin's removal has slowed the pace of political reform but there are concerns, including reports from Thailand of an attempted coup d'etat and the collapse of a 13-month truce with the country's Karen rebels. The government's National Convention, which began drafting a new constitution in May 2003, is to reconvene on February 17, 2005 after a seven-month recess.


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