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Myanmar: Is the Military Planning a Take over?

Paper No. 6746 dated 29-Jan-2021
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
Myanmar is heading towards a very serious Constitutional Crisis with the Army Chief openly declaring that the 2008 Constitution should be given up if it is “not abided by.”
 

Myanmar: More on the Threatened Coup by the Myanmar Army:

Paper no. 6744                    Dated 28-Jan-2021
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
(This paper may be read along with the previous paper 6743 dated 27th Jan, 2021.)
 
The Press Conference by Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun on the 26th refusing to rule out a “military take over” has caused concern both domestically and internationally.
 
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Myanmar: Army threatens to take action if the Election Disputes are not settled:

Paper No. 6743                   Dated 27-Jan-2021
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
With 1st February coming soon for the new Parliament to convene, the Myanmar Army with its side kick is raising its pitch to discredit the NLD's ictory by claiming that the election was marred by massive fraud and further calling  for a probe on the so called “election fraud.”
 
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Myanmar: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Charm Offensive:

Paper No. 6736                     Dated 19-Jan-2021
Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Chinese Foreign Minister made an official visit to Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines in the second week of January.
 
Wang Yi’s first halt was in Myanmar.  This was the first visit of any Foreign official after the landslide victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD.  
 

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
 

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