05 Feb Myanmar: What was it like growing up under military rule? (BBC)
Myanmar’s military intervention and detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and senior party officials in the last week is reminiscent of politics in Myanmar in the 1980s. What was life like under the Junta rule?
In an interview with BBC, Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, said, “Few, even in the military, wish to return to the decades when the country was mired by autocracy, economic sanctions and mass poverty. But Myanmar’s opening and transition are far from complete – and the military will do what they feel they must.”