Opinion: Taiwan to follow Myanmar to turn around

Both ruling parties Union Solidarity and Development Party and the Kuomintang share one shocking thing about them – seeing party heavyweight ousted from an important role three months ahead of election, internal upheaval, and its own doom…

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-11-09
By: Sterling Hsiao, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer

It was a touching and historic moment for the people in Myanmar as they witnessed their

Taiwan to follow Myanmar to turn around.  Associated Press

Taiwan to follow Myanmar to turn around. Associated Press

victory to democracy on Monday. The scene of celebrations from supporters of opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi was broadcasted to the entire world, just a day after the disputed Ma-Xi talks held in Singapore Saturday.

For those paying attention to Myanmar’s election in Taiwan, they will find both ruling parties USDP and KMT share one thing in common – apathy towards people’s suffering and being plagued with internal upheaval. Myanmar’s parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann was ousted from his role as party chairperson amid a power struggle three months ahead of the election.

Shwe Mann had been rumored to be discussing an alliance with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was sent to leave on August 13, according to the local media.     [FULL  STORY]

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