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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.
 

Myanmar: General Elections went off Smoothly on 8th despite Army/Covid Threats:

Paper No. 6700                  Dated 9-Nov-2020           
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
General Elections for a new Government at  the Union and State Levels went off peacefully amidst the twin threats of an Army Coup and the Spread of the Wuhan Virus.
 
People voted enthusiastically from 6  AM from many of the booths and in some cases had assembled even before 6 to vote.  
 

Myanmar: Election Commission keen to continue with Elections despite the spread of Pandemic:

Paper No. 6696                          Dated 26-Oct-2020
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.

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