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Myanmar: Impressive Display of Power By UWSA: China should be Happy!

Paper No. 6527               Dated  19-April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

The UWSA is perhaps the biggest Non State Ethnic Insurgent Unit in Myanmar with over 30,000 soldiers and another 10,000 Auxiliary members.

The UWSA was formed after the collapse of Communist Party of Burma in the year 1989 and celebrated “30 years of Cease fire” with the Myanmar government.  The festivities lasted for three days starting from the 17th of April.

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Myanmar: Full Scale Civil War Going on in Rakhine State:

Paper No. 6824       Dated 13- April-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

The situation in the ethnic front is rather grim, with a full scale civil war going on in Rakhine state where the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army are engaged in heavy fighting resulting with the civil administration coming to a stand still within two months of the ongoing conflict.

Myanmar: Peace talks with Non-Signatories of NCA by the Government Fail:

Paper No. 6415 .    Dated 23-Mar-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

The much-hyped peace talks with the non-signatories of the National Cease-Fire agreement ended in failure thanks to the rigid stand of the Government.

Myanmar: Government’s Peace Offensive with Arakan Army:

Paper No. 6412    Dated  17-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan.

In the midst of intensive and heavy fighting between Myanmar Army( Tatmadaw) and the Arakan Army, Suu Kyi’s Government is making efforts in tandem to secure peace and stability in Rakhine Province. But one cannot fight with one hand and try to shake hands with the other.  Thia is what is happening in Rakhine State in a new front  that has opened in the West in Myanmar.

Myanmar: Arakan Army is not a Terrorist Outfit:

Paper No. 6404 .   Dated 4-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

It looks that both the Myanmar Government and its Army with the tacit support of China are trying make out that the Arakan Army is deeply in cohort with the terrorist outfit- the ARSA in causing depredations in Rakhine State.

Myanmar: Constitutional Amendments: The Army Bares its Fangs!

Paper No. 6499 .       Dated 25-Feb-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

When the NLD pushed for Constitutional Amendments, the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) responded that the Army is not against Constitutional Reforms but it was only objecting to the way the motion had been presented in the Parliament without following the procedures.

Myanmar: NLD’s Bid for Constitutional Changes- An Analysis.

Paper no: 6497            Dated 21-Feb-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

On January 29, the Ruling Party NLD made a surprise move in the Parliament to form a Committee for proposing Constitutional Changes to the existing 2008 Constitution.  The proposal as expected was vigorously opposed by the Army Representatives led by Brig. Maung Maung who did  not speak on the idea of Constitutional amendments but on the procedure adopted by the Ruling Party to push through amendments.

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