Indonesia's Role in Myanmar's Democratic Transition
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- Transition, democratization, bilateral cooperation
This paper aims to find out Indonesia's role as one of the influential countries in ASEAN in Myanmar's democratic transition. Since 1990, the country has become the world's attention for the international isolation due to the sanctions imposed by the West because of the annulment of the 1990 election results by the military junta and human rights abuses against its people. The political transformation in Indonesia in 1998 made Indonesia one of the largest democracies in the world. This position, of course, gives influence to the development of regional democracy, especially how Indonesia plays its role on this issue. For example is to implement the Bali Democracy Forum, which aims to strengthen democracy through discussions between countries. Finally, the political transformation also took place in Myanmar. The country decided to make a political transition by conducting elections in 2010. This election was the first since 1990. Since then political openness has begun to be implemented in this country. Myanmar elected as Chair of ASEAN 2014 shows the seriousness of the country to make a political transition amid criticism that continues to be addressed to the country. Indonesia's response to the transformation in Myanmar is by supporting Myanmar's efforts to accelerate the process of reform and democratization.
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TY - CONF AU - M. Adian Firnas PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Indonesia's Role in Myanmar's Democratic Transition BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 75 EP - 78 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.17 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.17 ID - Firnas2017/11 ER -