by Htet Win
Monday, 12 January 2009 15:29
Rangoon (Mizzima) Burma is in urgent need of mainstream political figures who are capable of shaping unified public opinion, which will allow the country to take up a really democratic direction in the future even after the proposed general election in 2010.
One such most prominent figure is no other than Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, inside Burma even though she is currently under house arrest and is not provided any legal or formal platform for the time being in domestic politic developments.
However in a country under military rule, the agent factor comes in again: Imagine the Lady on Rangoon’s streets tomorrow, we will definitely see a changed scenario. No other elite can achieve that feat.
“No other elite can draw over tens of thousands of people coming out voluntarily, which means a lot,” said an observer who is familiar with diplomatic circles in Rangoon.
That is the single agent that can shape public opinion and challenge the vicious structure. It is really amazing. We do not think yet that a future civilian-military government has solutions or ways to handle this agent. continue http://www.mizzima.com/edop/commentary/1530-burma-needs-reform-unified-and-balanced-structure.html