A Year In Review: Political transitions in Asia
In the last of our 5 part series of 2012: A Year In Review, we continue to shine the spotlight on Asia, focusing now on political transitions that have taken place and those that are about to occur.
In East Asia, China's Communist Party unveiled a new generation of leaders, who will rule for the next decade, while both Japan and South Korea recently concluded elections of their own.
In South East Asia, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak must call for elections by April next year.
And 2014 will be an important year for Myanmar and Indonesia, when these countries hold their elections.
Joining 938LIVE's Reeta Raman for the discussion is Associate Professor Li Mingjiang, from the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Dr. Ooi Kee Beng, deputy director of the Institute of South East Asian Studies at NUS.
Reeta began by asking Dr Ooi if Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi could play a bigger role in the country's democratic transition, possibly by becoming president come 2014.
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