There is absence of democracy in Myanmar as the legitimately elected leader Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for more than 15 years. She has been released recently. The army is in power in Myanmar and a democratically elected government is not allowed to function. The country faces the challenge of making a transition to democracy and then instituting a democratic government. The people of Myanmar need to bring down the military regime and keep it away while they sets up a sovereign and democratic government.