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Sustaining change in Myanmar

 

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

Anti-Muslim Rumours Spread in Central Myanmar

 

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.

MYANMAR: Buddhist-Muslim Clashes in Meikhtila

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.

MYANMAR: National league for Democracy Party Congress

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)

Introduction

Myanmar: Ethnic Reconciliation and the Peace Process

Paper No. 5404                                        Dated 22-Feb-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

In a landmark talks between the government and the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) held at Chiang Mai on 20 Feb 2013, the government, perhaps for the first time, officially agreed to initiate a political dialogue with the ethnics after six decades of civil war. 

Myanmar-China Relations – Post Myitsone Suspension

Paper No. 5380                                                    Dated 28-Jan2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

This paper may please be read in conjunction with Paper No. 4833 dated 29.12.2011 “Myanmar Balancing Relations with US and China” by the same author.

Introduction

MYANMAR: The war with the Kachins – An update

Paper No. 5357                                         Dated 11-Jan-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

(This paper may please be read in conjunction with Paper No. 5132 dated 23 July 2012 – “Myanmar: The War with the Kachins-One year on” by the same author and posted on the site.

“The decision to use air power against ethnic militias, a tactic unheard of even under military rule, runs counter to reformist President Thein Sein's assurances that troops were acting only in self defence.” - Martin Petty – Reuters.

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