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Sean Turnell: Myanmar's democracy dividend begins with an economic reboot

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National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi enters a parliamentary meeting room in Naypyitaw on Nov. 19.   © Reuters

The stunning victory of Myanmar's National League for Democracy in the country's Nov. 8 election was, above all, an expression of the people's desire for freedom. Inspired by the NLD's message of change, it also reflected a yearning to rise above the wretched poverty that is the lot of most citizens.

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