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Rohingya Crisis: Concerns of Bangladesh:

Paper No. 6580              Dated  10-Aug-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The latest ISCG Report on Rohingya crisis mentions that there are 911,566 Rohingya Refugess in Cox Bazaar alone.

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Myanmar: More on Charter Amendments:

Paper No. 6574                                 Dated  28-July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

Myanmar: Charter Amendment Proposals Submitted despite Army’s Objections:

Paper No. 6569              Dated  20- July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The 45-member Parliamentary Committee formed to examine and recommend proposals for Constitutional amendments submitted its report on 15th of July.

This Committee represented 14 political parties, some independents and surprisingly included the Army’s representatives too. The Army Representatives did not however give any proposal while its party the USDP made some ten proposals

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Myanmar: All round Pressure on the Rohingya Issue:

Paper No. 6565                  Dated   14-July-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

A month ago, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said that it plans to initiate pretrial proceedings in what could be termed as a ‘legal action’ against the top Myanmar Military leadership including its chief.  It is the contention of the United Nations that driving away the Rohingyas now numbering over 1.1 million amounted to “Ethnic Cleansing” with a genocidal intent.

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Myanmar: Current Developments

Paper No. 6557     Dated 30- June- 2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

The unilateral cease fire ordered by the Army ends today and there is as yet no sign whether the ceasefire will be further extended by the Army. 

For the first time, there were fewer incidents of fighting between Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army in June.  However an incident near Sittwe port and the destruction of construction materials of an Indian project for  Kaladan Bridge should be of concern to India. 

Insurgency in Rakhine: Need to talk to Arakan Army:

Paper No. 6553              Dated  21-June-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan;

Myanmar: Civiliazing the Military Nation- When?

Paper No. 6546                 Dated 1-June- 2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Kyaw Zwa Moe, the English Editor of Irrawaddy has written a piece starting with this title “Civilinising this Militarised Nation” and comes to the conclusion that it may take another three decades. He has reasons to be very pessimistic as the developments in Myanmar do not give us any hope of the Army- the Tatmadaw giving up it iron grip over the country.

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