Myanmar coup: Suu Kyi's deft ability to sidestep traps proved her undoing

Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, seen here with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in 2015. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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SINGAPORE - Had Aung San Suu Kyi taken her cues from Nelson Mandela, Myanmar's decade-long experiment in democracy may have turned out differently.

Things could also have gone another way, had the nation's power military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, taken his own lead from General Douglas MacArthur and "just faded away" - to quote the famous American soldier - at the end of his military career.

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