REUTERS/Soe Than Win - Thura Shwe Mann speaks during the lower house parliamentary session at the lower house (People's Parliament) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar August 22, 2011.

Opinion | Southeast Asia View

Purge of Shwe Mann not death knell for democracy in Myanmar

August 2015, Lynn Kuok

In this Southeast Asia View, Lynn Kuok examines the recent ouster of leading presidential candidate Thura Shwe Mann just three months ahead of Myanmar’s general election in November 2015, and what this means for the future of democracy in Myanmar.

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