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Myanmar: Army threatens to take action if the Election Disputes are not settled:

Paper No. 6743                   Dated 27-Jan-2021
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
With 1st February coming soon for the new Parliament to convene, the Myanmar Army with its side kick is raising its pitch to discredit the NLD's ictory by claiming that the election was marred by massive fraud and further calling  for a probe on the so called “election fraud.”
 
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Myanmar: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Charm Offensive:

Paper No. 6736                     Dated 19-Jan-2021
Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Chinese Foreign Minister made an official visit to Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines in the second week of January.
 
Wang Yi’s first halt was in Myanmar.  This was the first visit of any Foreign official after the landslide victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD.  
 

Myanmar: How to deal with a Bully like China?

Paper No. 6721                       Dated 1-Jan-2021
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Not so long ago, Irrawady in its editorial of 11th August, expressed its fears about China as follows.  It said that at that time, that  the Chinese weapons and economic influence are both spreading in Myanmar and the day may not be far off when China’s shadow will become so big that it will completely engulf Myanmar.
 

Myanmar: Post Election Developments:

Paper No. 6715                     Dated 21- Dec-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In the post election scenario two distinct strands are seen but surprisingly both appear to be mutually exclusive. A third development that is noticed is that the Army’s relationship with the civilian authorities appears to have worsened after the elections.  
 

Myanmar: Elections in Northern Rakhine: Rare and Good Opportunity:

Paper No. 6709                    Dated 6-Dec-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

Myanmar: NLD of Suu Kyi has an overwhelming Victory: Time for Reconciliation

Paper No. 6705                                             Dated 17-Nov-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is now official.  Defying all predictions, the National League for Democracy (NLD) of Suu Kyi has swept the polls with 258 and 138 in the Lower and Upper Houses respectively, thus exceeding its own performance in the 2015 elections (390). In all it has won 920 seats that include the Lower and Upper Houses, the State and Regional Parliaments and in Ethnic Affairs ministers.

Myanmar: Suu Kyi Sweeps the Polls

Paper No. 6702                           Dated 12-Nov-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Though formal results have not been announced, it looks by all accounts that Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has swept the polls with over 399 seats in the National Legislature ( Pyidangsu Hluttaw).  The Army backed proxy, the USDP is said to have had the worst defeat in the years with hardly 21 seats this time from 45 in the last election.
 

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