Tatmadaw to maintain political role, says President

Tatmadaw to maintain political role, says President The Tatmadaw will maintain its role in politics to support the transition to democracy but will eventually submit to civilian rule, President U Thein Sein told the BBC in an interview broadcast on March 20, Reuters news agency reported.The military had initiated the reform process and still needed to play a political role to support the transition, President U Thein Sein said, referring to the seven-point roadmap for a transition to democracy unveiled by the ruling junta in August 2003.“In fact, the military is the one who is assisting the flourishing of democracy in our country,” he told the BBC.“As the political parties mature in their political norms and practice, the role of the military gradually changes,” he...
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