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MYANMAR: Three years of “Discipline-Flourishing-Democracy”

 Paper No. 5651                               Dated 21-Feb-2014

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

In Myanmar’s seven-step road map to democracy announced on 30 August 2003 by General Khin Nyunt, the official English translation for the Burmese term for the type of democracy to be established in that country was Discipline Flourishing Democracy.  This term continues to be in use.

Introduction

MYANMAR: 2008 Constitution – The Cynosure of Current Political Debate

Paper No. 5631                                             Dated 10-Jan-2014

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

“We have to accept openly that the Constitution is not fair, not in accordance with democratic standards and not a charter that is good for our country’s future”  – Aung San Suu Kyi (04 January 2014)

Introduction

MYANMAR: United Wa State Army

Paper No. 5612                                        Dated 27-Nov-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

The UN resolution on Rohingyas in Myanmar

Paper No. 5610                                       Dated 25-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Dr. Tint Swe

The UN resolutions passed earlier on human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar have been applauded by the oppressed people of the country since 1992. In fact this has been an encouragement for the people, while the then successive governments of Burma/Myanmar continuously rejected them. Even today, the Burmese authorities reject any resolutions passed by the UN.

MYANMAR: Nationwide Ceasefire

Paper No. 5599                                      Dated 11-Nov-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

Introduction

A lull in the civil war that has ravaged the country for the last six decades seems to be in sight. 

Myanmar – Current Developments

Paper No. 5582                                      Dated 17-Oct-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

In a fast moving situation, the highlights noted below are of significance to Myanmar and the region.

MYANMAR: Will the Peace Process materialise?

Paper No. 5536                               Dated 03-Aug-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

Introduction

In his address at the Chatham House, UK on 15 July 2013, President Thein Sein categorically asserted that the armed fighting in Myanmar since 1948 will end soon. 

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