They depend on the Tatmadaw, the country’s military forces, moving into the 21st century and realizing that security can no longer be bought by brute force.
- Tarja Halonen and José Ramos-Horta
The narrow military and police-centered notion of security, which served only small sections of society, may have worked in the past.
But Myanmar has been opening up for some 10 years now.
For a generation of young people who grew up with at least a semblance of democracy, with resulting steady economic growth and TV and social media at their disposal, the…