Burma/Myanmar's By-Elections: Will Personalities Trump Institutions?


Tin Maung Maung Than

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 161


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: April 20, 2012
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Tin Maung Maung Than, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, explains that “At this point in time it may be best for Myanmar to let personalities trump institutions, but it is imperative to immediately launch a serious effort to build up viable institutions that will steadily diminish the need for strong personalities to lead the nation.”

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