“Thein Sein is no Gorbachev!” FRANCE 24: THE INTERVIEW – U Win Tin

Maung Zarni wrote>>> “Thein Sein is no Gorbachev!”

Here is a must-watch 11 minutes-interview with NLD Co-founder Win Tin

1) “Myanmar Spring has no flowers”. People would say there is no real change at all.

2) “Aung San Suu Kyi has not changed in terms of her democratic thinking. But she is playing politics.

3) NLD isn’t really making compromises. Because there is nothing the military offers us to compromise on. ASSK is collaborating with it very much.

4) “Aung San Suu Kyi didn’t listen to me when I told her in a Central Executive Committee meeting before she left for the USA that it’s not enough to talk about the rule of (law). You must protest against the human rights abuses.”

5). Thein Sein is no Gorbachev. But you can term him anything you like. Thein Sein was – and still is – part of the ruling military clique. He is just whistling a different tune of the military, but his lyrics are the same as before.

6) I don’t think Aung San Suu Kyi will be president in 2015. I don’t know where she is going.

7) people who have lived under the military rule feel cheated (by the current talks of transition). there is not enough real change in politics and economy.

8) the West doesn’t think it can change much of Burmese politics. So, there are just coming in to get a foothold in Burma vis-a-vis China’s influence.

FRANCE 24: THE INTERVIEW – U Win Tin, co-founder of the National League for Democracy, U Win Tin (April 15, 11 min)

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