The failure of democracy in Cambodia. Will it be repeated in Myanmar?

Lessons from Cambodia – The Irrawaddy, May 6, 2013
…One key lesson that Myanmar can learn from Cambodia is that a genuine democratic reconstruction process begins with the moral commitment of a country’s top leadership to human rights, to freedoms and to liberties of the people and the media, with no marginalization.
A strong, independent electoral institution and system for free and fair elections, with the support and respect of voters, must be established early on to avoid conflicts and the return of a one-party system or dictatorship…

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