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How Myanmar ex-president's success became prelude for coup

Thein Sein's reforms paved way for Suu Kyi but also mainstream military revival

Myanmar ex-President Thein Sein, left, Aung San Suu Kyi and Commander in Chief Min Aung Hlaing. (Nikkei montage/AP/Reuters/Nikkei)

BANGKOK -- Myanmar has fallen deeper into a political crisis in the three weeks since a coup d'etat toppled the elected government.

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