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Myanmar: Elections- 2020- Can the NLD led by Suu Kyi Repeat the Landslide?

Paper No. 6616                           Dated 6-July-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
Late on Monday night of June 1st, the Election Commission of Myanmar announced that the upcoming General elections for all categories will be held in November.  This included 330 seats for the Lower House, 168 for the Upper House, 644 seats for State and Regional Parliaments and 29 for ethnic entities bringing the total to 1171Parliamentary Seats up for grabs.
 

Myanmar: Army Chief Hints at Chinese Meddling in Ethnic Conflict:

Paper No. 6614                    Dated 5-July-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In my earlier paper 6497 of 20th September 2019, titled “Renewed Fighting by Northern Alliance - Is China Part of Problem”, I had stated that there is an increasing suspicion and expressed by some even in Myanmar that China is not doing enough and does want to do enough either in bringing to an end the ethnic conflict in Myanmar. ( Shown as Annexure)
 

Myanmar:Is the Army pushing for a state of emergency in Northern Rakhine?

Paper No. 6603                             Dated 19-June-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

Myanmar: China and the Kyaukpyu Deep Sea Port: Why this desperate Hurry?

Paper No. 6596                 Dated 13-June-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
In one of my earlier papers on Myanmar 6519 of 12 Feb, 2020, I had said that the visit of Xi Jin Ping though declared to be part of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties, the real reason appeared to be to regain the lost momentum of strategic dominance.
 

Myanmar: Civil-Military Relations: Suu Kyi standing up to the Army

Paper No. 6590                        Dated   3-June-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

Myanmar: Officially hands over 22 Indian Insurgents for the first time:

Paper No. 6581                          Dated 20-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
For the first time, the Myanmar Government formally handed over 22 Indian insurgents from the North East  to the Indian Consul General at Hkmati airport on the 16th of May this year.
 

Myanmar and the Wuhan Virus- An Update

Paper No. 6572                          Dated  4 - May- 2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
As on 2nd May, the total number of confirmed cases comes to  151 of whom 37 have been cured.  There have been only six deaths so far.
 

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