Myanmar shutters media connected to ousted parliamentary speaker
- The Ministry of Information ordered two newspapers considered the mouthpieces of parliamentary leader Shwe Mann to go dark.
- Mann’s ousting followed his attempts earlier in the summer to limit the political role of the military ahead of the November general election.
- President Thein Sein’s use of security forces to remove Mann has led to concerns about the government’s commitment to democratic process ahead of an election that could be Myanmar’s first free and open one in a half-century.
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