Myanmar politics

Thein Sein eyes second term and more reforms

Myanmar President Thein Sein outlines his reform priorities during an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review on July 29. (Photo by Yumi Kotani)

GWEN ROBINSON, Nikkei Asian Review chief editor, and THUREIN HLA HTWAY, Nikkei staff writer

NAYPYITAW -- Myanmar's President Thein Sein signaled that he intends to pursue his ambitious reform program beyond national elections in November to the end of his current term in early 2016, and rejected recent charges that reforms had stalled and the process was backsliding. In an interview wi...