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The coup, which has cut short a democratic transition after decades of military rule, constitutes a major setback for a democracy in Thailand , Myanmar and Southeast Asia region.
Myanmar following Thailand?
Myanmar’s coup is a disaster for Myanmar, but it also is a signifier of the continuing regression of democracy region-wide in Southeast Asia. The region, which once had made significant progress toward democratization, has been backsliding in recent years.
This backsliding affects not only domestic politics in Southeast Asian states but also has an effect on other countries in the region—a kind of diffusion effect in reverse, in contrast to the diffusion effect that can occur during waves of democratization.
Additionally, in this episode, we will be discussing about the protest in Thailand where the use of violence by police is getting more intense.