Aug 21, 2014

On constitutional reform in Myanmar, Thailand and Philippines


Mong Palatino writes about the current debate on constitutional reform in Myanmar, Thailand and Philippines in The Diplomat.


Charter Reforms in Southeast Asia: The Good, The Bad, and The Half-Serious

He said:
If 2013 was the year of elections and protest upheavals in Southeast Asia, it seems 2014 will be known as the year of constitutional reforms. Charter reforms usually happen because there is a strong public desire, and the goal is often to strengthen democratic rule. However, these initiatives can also be manipulated to serve the interests of the ruling clique. In the end, it is the citizens who must decide whether or not charter amendments are genuinely needed.

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