Let's Talk: Why Are There So Few Democracies in Southeast Asia?

Was authoritarian rule the inevitable outcome of decolonisation and the Cold War in which many of the region's nation-states became independent? We ask Tan Wah Piow, 70s Singapore student leader, Maung Zarni a UK-based Burmese scholar and Pavin Chachavalpongpun at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University