We Stand with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Couverture ASE2020Aurore CANDIER

The pervasive presence of the army in Burmese power politics is a major concern of NLD’s first mandate. Yet the majority in Burma is satisfied with Aung San Suu Kyi’s overall achievement regarding the reform of education (primary teaching, exams, and national curriculum), the fight against corruption, and the action taken against ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks. However, unfulfilled expectations remain. The peace process has stalled, and violent internal conflicts affect northern Burma. China has taken advantage of the situation, playing the role of peace mediator and of an indispensable economic actor. Moreover, civil society demands the reform of the constitution, further dialog with ethnic groups, and the establishment of a transparent judiciary system. Finally, Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense at the International Court of Justice against accusations of genocide has failed to convince the international community.

Keywords: Myanmar/Burma, Politics, Reforms, Internal conflicts, Civil society