No Change in Burma – Dictatorship Rebrands Itself (Again)

In what may appear to be good news – the disbandment of the State Peace and Development Council, the body through which Burma’s dictators have ruled the country since 1997 – is the Burma Campaign UK’s warning that the Burmese dictatorship is guaranteed by a new constitution and a new political infrastructure.

The power has been transferred from the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) to a new body, the National Defence and Security Council.  Senior General Than Shwe appears to have taken these steps as a blueprint for his (inaccurately described) “roadmap to democracy”.

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