Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 14:51
Paper No. 5467 Dated 20-April-2013
Col R Hariharan
Myanmar’s fledgling democracy faced yet another obstacle to its progress when anti-Muslim violence flared up in Central Myanmar town of Meiktila in March 2013. It quickly spread to six other smaller townships in Thayawady district in Bago Region in Lower Myanmar. According to Human Rights Watch, it also spread to 11 townships in Mandalay and Pegu divisions, where Muslim neighborhoods were ransacked.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:40
Paper No. 5450 Dated 5-Apr-2013
Guest Column: Dr Kumar David
When Lanka’s civil war ended in May 2009 with the extermination of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) it was thought that thirty years of strife was over and military victory would usher in stability and economic progress.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 06:26
Paper No: 5443 Dated 29-Mar- 2013
The violent incidents in Central Myanmar, which initially targeted Muslims, their places of worship and properties at Meikhtila on March 20,2013, have since spread to other areas north of Rangoon and there have been reports of Muslims as well as Buddhists now being targeted often by the same mobs which move on motor-bykes.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 05:19
Paper No. 5439 Dated 28-Mar-2013
By Col. R. Hariharan
[This article formed the basis for Col Hariharan’s presentation “Political and economic change in Myanmar” at the Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) seminar “Doing Business with Myanmar” at Chennai on March 16, 2013.]
Strategic context of change
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 04:51
Paper No. 5436 Dated 26-Mar-2013
By B. Raman
Anti-Muslim rumours projecting Muslims negatively have spread to Rangoon from Meikhtila which has been placed under a State of Emergency following three days of Buddhist-Muslim clashes last week.
2. While no fresh fatalities have been reported from Meikhtila, there have been reports of fresh attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned properties in the villages and townships around Meikhtila.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:14
Paper No. 5434 Dated 23-Mar-2013
By B. Raman
Between 20 and 26 persons are reported to have been killed in three days of violent clashes between Buddhists and Burman Muslims (not Rohingyas) in the central Myanmar cantonment town of Meikhtila since March 20, 2013. Official figures have, however, given the death toll as five only till the evening of March 22.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 07:31
Paper no. 5424 Dated 14-Mar-2013
By C. S. Kuppuswamy
“Even party members say their National League for Democracy is in disarray — suffering from an array of problems including what one called a “leadership vacuum” in the middle ranks.” - Thomas Fuller (The New York Times)