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Myanmar: Army Consolidates its Grip on the Country after the Coup

Paper No. 6750                   Dated  6-Feb-2021
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
Except for a few odd exceptions, the response of the general public to the Army Coup has been rather muted.  Two reasons are given.  One- Most of the NLD leaders including Suu Kyi are in jail and there has not been any time to strategise any response.  The second was a clear message from Suu Kyi that protests should be peaceful and violence should be avoided at any cost.
 

Myanmar: Army Seizes Power as Expected. What next?

Paper No. 6747                       Dated 02-Feb-2021
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In the early hours of the morning of 1st February when the newly elected members of the Parliament had assembled in Naypyitaw, the Army moved in by arresting Suu Kyi, th President Dr. U Win Myint, many leaders of the NLD, Members of the Union Election Commission and Chief Ministers of other States and the regions. The Army take over was justified by the need to resolve huge instances of alleged fraud in the November 8 Elections.
 

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: 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:Is the Army pushing for a state of emergency in Northern Rakhine?

Paper No. 6603                             Dated 19-June-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

Myanmar: Civil-Military Relations: Suu Kyi standing up to the Army

Paper No. 6590                        Dated   3-June-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

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