Fading icon? Clash of views over Aung San Suu Kyi’s record — and future

Steel magnolia is a term that comes to Ms Moe Thuzar’s mind when talking of Aung San Suu Kyi. “Daw Suu wouldn’t be Daw Suu without that steely inner core that has been a mainstay of her survival,” says the Myanmar Studies Programme co-coordinator at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. But since Ms Suu Kyi’s appointment as Myanmar’s de facto leader in April 2016, her appeal and popularity have declined.

Keep reading 

Derrick A Paulo and Sumithra Prasanna