Burma's Leader
Re "Inside Man" [Jan. 21]: I have been following President Thein Sein's speeches and decisions in the past few months, and he gives me a strong impression that he is sincere and willing to change Burma for the good of the nation. But the military continues to hold extensive influence as can be seen from the number of representatives it has in parliament. Thein Sein would have to maneuver carefully to eventually democratize the country. That may take several years, so the world has to wait and see.

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