North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju pay tribute this month at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, where his late father and grandfather lie in state. Photo: EPA

The contrasting fates of North Korea and Myanmar demonstrate the power of change

Donald Kirk says thriving Myanmar gives every impression of a society marching on in progress while North Korea, still in the tight grip of a dictatorship, appears to be heading for a tragedy

Topic |   Myanmar's democratic transition

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju pay tribute this month at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, where his late father and grandfather lie in state. Photo: EPA
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