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Editorial: Myanmar’s token reforms

  • The Jakarta Post

| Tue, October 18 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM The release of several hundred prisoners in Myanmar last week was another token gesture from the military junta, trying to convince the world of its intention to introduce some form of democracy in the country. As welcome as the gesture is — since any move in that direction in Myanmar at this stage is almost progress — we still have to take it with a grain of salt.

Among those released...