Posted on November 10, 2015 by Martin Armstrong
Our models have targeted this period as a rise in the people clashing with government. Now, the emergence of separatists and third parties on a global scale is making its presence felt around the globe. Now Burma (also known as Myanmar; population of 42 million) has ousted its Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt, 65, by his hardline army colleagues.
The ousted leader, who was also a military intelligence chief, seems to warn of an end to a power struggle between moderates in the junta and a faction uninterested in negotiating reconciliation with democracy activists or with nations critical of the regime.
Khin Nyunt was taken into custody late on Monday and charged with corruption, according to officials in neighboring Thailand who were the first to publicly break the news. At the end of a day that saw rumors about Khin Nyunt’s demise swirl through the Burmese capital, Rangoon, the country’s state radio and television confirmed his removal last night.
Burma has been ruled by the military since 1962. Dictator Ne Win was replaced in 1988 by another group of generals who crushed a prodemocracy movement that left thousands dead. General Khin Nyunt was a major junta figure and the powerful head of military intelligence. Considered a pragmatist, he never prevailed over other generals to reach a settlement with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner whose party won an election in 1990, but was never allowed to take power. She is under house arrest. There is hope that Aung San Suu Kyi could come to power now.
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