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Myanmar: Army seeks a meeting of National Defence & Security Council : Why?

Paper No. 6502                       Dated   2-Oct-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 30th September, the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) formally sought a meeting of the National Defence & Security Council Meeting. It had not met at all since the NLD Government took over.

Myanmar-Renewed Fighting by Northern Alliance- Is China part of the problem?

Paper no 6497             Dated  20-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

Despite declaration of “unilateral” cease fire by both sides, there has been intensive fighting between the three groups of the Northern Alliance- the TNLA, MNDAA and the AA- the Arakan Army with the Myanmar Army- Tatmadaw.

Myanmar- Recent Developments

Paper No. 6488                  Dated  7-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Rohingya Crisis: Concerns of Bangladesh:

Paper No. 6580              Dated  10-Aug-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The latest ISCG Report on Rohingya crisis mentions that there are 911,566 Rohingya Refugess in Cox Bazaar alone.

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Myanmar: More on Charter Amendments:

Paper No. 6574                                 Dated  28-July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

Myanmar: Charter Amendment Proposals Submitted despite Army’s Objections:

Paper No. 6569              Dated  20- July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The 45-member Parliamentary Committee formed to examine and recommend proposals for Constitutional amendments submitted its report on 15th of July.

This Committee represented 14 political parties, some independents and surprisingly included the Army’s representatives too. The Army Representatives did not however give any proposal while its party the USDP made some ten proposals

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Myanmar: All round Pressure on the Rohingya Issue:

Paper No. 6565                  Dated   14-July-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

A month ago, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said that it plans to initiate pretrial proceedings in what could be termed as a ‘legal action’ against the top Myanmar Military leadership including its chief.  It is the contention of the United Nations that driving away the Rohingyas now numbering over 1.1 million amounted to “Ethnic Cleansing” with a genocidal intent.

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