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    Soldiers detained Aung San Suu Kyi and leaders of her National League for Democracy party that won a landslide election victory in November.

    World leaders have condemned the power grab as an assault on democracy.

    The army says it will organise new elections in a year.

    But can it be trusted? And is this the end of Myanmar’s 10-year journey to democracy?

    Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

    Guests:

    Maung Zarni – Myanmar human rights activist

    Phil Robertson – Deputy Asia Director, Human Rights Watch.

    Ronan Lee – Visiting Scholar, Queen Mary University of London

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

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    In This Story: Myanmar

    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

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