My dear Kacvey,

While Cambodia is pondering on its Independence, the train of democracy has arrived in Myanmar carrying the full load of power of the ballots by its millions of independent and free citizens.

It has been indeed a very long and extremely difficult journey with military and dictatorial roadblocks on the way, but no matter how powerful an autocracy/dictatorship is, there always is a more powerful force to uproot it: it is called the power of the free and independent people. It is only the question of time, determination and sacrifice.

Plato once said: “Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy.”

Kacvey, the citizens of Myanmar have today reversed that thinking: Out of dictatorship arises democracy. It’s Myanmar now; where would that train head to next?

Hope you would discuss openly the elections in Myanmar with your poli sci students.