Southeast Asian fall? Democracy receding in Philippines, Cambodia
The facade of democracy, shabby though it was, did provide some protection for civil and human rights in Cambodia.
Some 700,000 Rohingyas were driven across the border into Bangladesh, Buddhist Burmese nationalists cheered the army on—and Aung San Suu Kyi, pictured, the long-standing leader and hero of the democratic movement, did not dare to condemn the crime. The army is basically back in the saddle, writes columnist Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons