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Alarming downward spiral risks turning Myanmar into another Syria

Protracted civil conflict would inevitably draw in neighboring countries

| Myanmar
Demonstrators from the Dawei Technological University march in Dawei on Apr. 9: the younger generation is fighting hard to protect freedom.   © Reuters

Dave Sharma is a member of Australia's House of Representatives and chairs the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. He is currently chairing a parliamentary inquiry into Myanmar.

Myanmar is in the grips of an alarming downward spiral.

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