Burma: Eye’s on the Prize

Dr Andrew Selth write about the Awards given to Burma’s President Thein Sein in his article with The Interprester:

Last Friday, Foreign Policy magazine named Burma’s President Thein Sein (pictured) and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the two top global thinkers for 2012. On the same day, Thein Sein was named Asian of the Year by the Singapore-based Straits Times.

These days, few people are surprised when Aung San Suu Kyi receives accolades, but this level of public recognition for Thein Sein has prompted a range of comment, both about the former general and the status of Burma’s ‘disciplined democracy’.

Continue reading the article here.