You searched for: Content Type Policy Brief Remove constraint Content Type: Policy Brief Publishing Institution East-West Center Remove constraint Publishing Institution: East-West Center Political Geography Southeast Asia Remove constraint Political Geography: Southeast Asia Publication Year within 10 Years Remove constraint Publication Year: within 10 Years Topic Political Activism Remove constraint Topic: Political Activism
- Author: David I. Steinberg
- Publication Date: 04-2012
- Content Type: Policy Brief
- Institution: East-West Center
- Abstract: The drumbeat against the process and the potential results of the Burma/Myanmar by-elections of April 1, 2012 for 45 seats (37, or 11 percent in the Lower House of the bicameral legislature; 6, or 4 percent in the Upper House, and 2 in regional bodies) started before the polling began and the votes were counted. Human Rights Watch said they were a step forward, but not real reform. Campaign Burma UK wrote that it was impossible for them to be free and fair. And Aung San Suu Kyi, running for a seat, said they would be neither free nor fair. The plan to undercut their significance before they took place was evident.
- Topic: Civil Society, Democratization, Human Rights, Political Activism
- Political Geography: United Kingdom, Southeast Asia, Myanmar