Morgan Michaels is a researcher at the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security, a non-partisan think tank aiming to support the peace process and security transition. The views expressed in the article are those of the author.
Reporting on recent conflict in Kayin State that portrayed the Tatmadaw as violating the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement has failed to recognise alternative perspectives and efforts to halt the fighting.
Respect the election result, but don’t gloss over the flaws
The large turnout on November 8 powerfully demonstrated society’s commitment to democracy, but this should not overshadow deep flaws in the electoral process that threaten to undermine future progress.