Burma has a new civilian government, but the military remains a powerful player in the country’s politics. Our panelists discuss how and when this can be expected to change.
The revelation comes a day after the President’s Office warned an unnamed media company — believed to be Sky Net — about attempting to bribe officials.
No details about the subject of the meeting were released, but it is believed that political prisoners were on the agenda.
Military-appointed members of Burma’s parliament say that introducing a new role equal in power to the president would be unconstitutional.
Emotions were high in Burma’s parliament today as Htin Kyaw, the country’s first president in more than fifty years to hail from a non-military background, was sworn in.
Burma’s top general uses Armed Forces Day to remind the country of the military’s key role in politics ahead of next Friday’s NLD takeover.