Day: November 13, 2010
Confident of its hold on power due to dubious elections November 7, the Burmese regime has freed dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi from many years of house arrest. Will she shake things up? Or has the election provided enough legitimacy to stabilize a notoriously repressive and feckless regime? Kyaw Zwa Moe, managing editor of Irrawaddy, was not expecting change from the elections alone. But Aung Zaw, Irrawaddy founder, thinks her release will make a BIG difference.