Canberra hosts leader once seen as pariah

By Hamish McDonald
Updated April 18 2018 - 11:09pm, first published March 22 2013 - 11:57am

Burma's president Thein Sein is a retired army general engaged in what military strategists regard as the most risky and difficult field manoeuvre of all - a retreat to extricate forces from an untenable position.

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