One of the most concerning developments in any nascent democracy is the institutionalisation and mainstreaming of extremist ideologies. Countries undergoing political transitions are perhaps most susceptible to this, given that the conditions of early democratization — the jockeying of groups for power at a time when institutions are too weak to constrain those forces—are ripe for mass ideologies to take hold and proliferate. ...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Nearly 7,000 prisoners in Burma, including some former military intelligence officials who had been purged by their army colleagues, have been given presidential pardons....
THANLYIN, Burma (AP) — Burma's democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections....
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BANGKOK (AP) — A new report says human rights workers in Burma face threats to their security when working despite moves toward political reform since military rule gave way to an elected government four years ago....
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