The unprecedented socio-economic and political reforms instituted by the government of President U Thein Sein which came to power in March 2011 have become the cynosure of international attention. The international community's favourable reaction to the government's reform measures has also led to increasing discussion on easing of lifting sanctions imposed on Myanmar by the United States, the EuropeanÂ Union and individual Western countries. The 1 April by-elections, which were opened to observers from ASEAN and the international community, are seen as another milestone event for the country's transition to democracy. The reforms and their continued implementation in 2012 are dependent on several influences, including personalities, processes and relationships.
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Ms. Moe Thuzar, Lead Researcher, Socio-Cultural Affairs, ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
- Monday, 09 April 2012
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-4
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road