Myanmar: A revolution in progress

Amanpour is very nice in paraphrasing her questions. Although more questions were common, there were some specific questions about land grabbing in Eastern Shan state during his time as a commander of Eastern command. not bad interview. It would be better if I could listen Thein Sein’s Burmese voice instead of English dubbing. He looks stiff. come on, relax…she can’t bite you. 😛


By Samuel Burke & Juliet Fuisz, CNN

It is known as the Myanmar miracle.

Or that is the hope for the country of almost 50 million people tucked between Asian powerhouses India and China. Just three years ago, Myanmar was being brutally led by one of the world’s most repressive military regimes; today, it is a fledgling democracy.

For decades, Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, was best known for the heroic struggle of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent more than 15 years under house arrest, separated from her husband and sons by her military jailers.

But she kept up the struggle to reform her beleaguered country and now her vision is becoming reality at a breathtaking pace.

She may be the icon of democracy in Myanmar, but her country now calls someone else the icon of reform: President Thein Sein. He is in the United…

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