The Opening in Burma: Strengthening Civil Society

Issue Date October 2012
Volume 23
Issue 4
Page Numbers 135-137
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Burma’s leaders and the people themselves need to understand that people are the essential
element for building a nation. Without contributions and cooperation from people, change cannot happen. For our country to develop, we need an informed and engaged citizenry. Citizens also need to have the skill, knowledge, and freedom to question those in power—and to do so publicly, without fear.