Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi now faces the challenge of fulfilling the immense promise of a country where generations of military locusts stripped away the potential it had to be a leader of modern economic development. Photo: AP

In Myanmar and Thailand, two militaries moving in opposite directions

Kevin Rafferty says as the generals in Myanmar cede power in the historic handover to civilians, Thailand’s ruling junta should remember the dangers of prolonged military rule on a nation’s economy and social fabric

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Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi now faces the challenge of fulfilling the immense promise of a country where generations of military locusts stripped away the potential it had to be a leader of modern economic development. Photo: AP
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