Aung San Suu Kyi’s participation in by-elections for Myanmar’s new parliament, her sweeping win, and the government’s endorsement of the result have completed a sea-change in the country’s politics – and as a result, its relations with the Western world including Australia.
Hamish McDonald gives a concise but comprehensive assessment of the remarkable developments occurring in Southeast Asia's second largest country.
HAMISH McDONALD is Asia-Pacific Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. He took part in the Asialink Conversations in Yangon in February 2012, and was a member of the Australian monitoring team for the April 1 Myanmar by-elections.
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