For students of Southeast Asian politics and political communication, this extract, from a longer official Burmese article denouncing the National League for Democracy, is a good example of some well-used rhetorical devices. It comes from Maung Cetana, “She who turned alien or danger to the nation”, The New Light of Myanmar, 5 July 2006, page 9. Maung Cetana writes, in part:

Today, Myanmar is practising the national politics, not liberal policy…The ruling government is the national government, the policy is the scientific nationalism, the economic system is the market-oriented economy or capitalism under the leadership of the State, and the political aim is discipline-flourishing democracy (national democracy) to be introduced in accordance with the Asian way.