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  • Myanmar’s civil strife

    Myanmar’s civil strife

    Suu Kyi was arrested on 1 February when the military grabbed power in a coup. It alleges that a general election last year, which saw Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) win by a landslide, was fraudulent, though there is no evidence to substantiate the charge. Myanmar has been rocked by weeks of protests since the coup.

    April 4, 2021
  • Screws turned

    Screws turned

    A reporter, representing the Associated Press, was arrested while covering anti-junta protests in the biggest city of Yangon. To that can be added the latest form of military repression ~ patients were forced out of a hospital in the west of the country

    March 16, 2021
  • Suu Kyi in court

    Suu Kyi in court

    The other is that Suu Kyi’s virtual presence in court has come a day after at least 18 protesters were killed by security forces in the bloodiest crackdown since the military takeover. Thirteen more were done to death on Wednesday.

    March 5, 2021
  • Honest broker

    Honest broker

    So, as the West continues dilly-dallying over providing direct support to the Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy due to her vilification on the Rohingya issue, Asean makes the right noises in support of pro-democracy protesters but seems unwilling to do anything more, and Beijing waits patiently in the wings as its influence in Myanmar grows, India has a decision to make.

    February 26, 2021
  • Way forward

    Way forward

    The till recently ruling Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy had, it must not be forgotten, not only attempted to reduce the military’s political authority but also outright denied the Tatmadaw’s demand for an investigation into the November 2020 General Election which was the pretext used by the military dictatorship to assume all political power.

    February 16, 2021
  • Democracy is fragile, even more when it is half baked

    Democracy is fragile, even more when it is half baked

    Myanmar was controlled by military for half a century (1962-2011) until democratic reforms led by Suu Kyi ended military rule. The 2015 General elections of Myanmar were the first openly contested elections since 1990.

    February 15, 2021
  • Biden cracks whip

    Biden cracks whip

    In the net, the American President has signaled an exceptionally robust initiative against the intervention of the junta in the immediate aftermath of yet another victory of the National League for Democracy

    February 12, 2021
  • A perilous path

    A perilous path

    In Naypidaw, the electoral outcome and the change in the constitutional narrative may turn out to be shambolic yet again. Under the shadow of the soldier's gun, time has stood still in Myanmar for the past 30 years. The elections have only punctuated the narrative

    February 5, 2021
  • The many challenges before Myanmar

    The many challenges before Myanmar

    Following the 2 November 2020 election, the military-backed USDP party and the military started to criticise the election process and claimed that massive fraud had taken place in NLD’s second landslide win. The call for investigation was rejected by both the Election Commission and the government.

    February 4, 2021
  • Spilling the beans

    Spilling the beans

    The extent to which the in house spilling of the beans will tarnish the standing of the omnipotent military and a generally tightlipped Suu Kyi can only be speculated upon.

    September 10, 2020
  • Army’s election?

    Army’s election?

    In the main, Suu Kyi’s administration has come under pressure internationally over a military crackdown that drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh in 2017.

    July 4, 2020
  • Looking out for the neighbour

    Looking out for the neighbour

    Amid the pandemic, 22 rebels from Assam and Manipur were deported by Myanmar. This is a welcome development for peace in the region.

    June 15, 2020
  • High Court on Rohingyas

    High Court on Rohingyas

    Tuesday’s order (coram: TBM Radhakrishnan, CJ; and Arijit Banerjee, J) offers a scintilla of hope, in that the West Bengal government has been directed to arrange for “alternative accommodation under supervision” for the Rohingya detainees who have been languishing in prison even after having served their terms.

    February 15, 2020
  • A Historic Day

    A Historic Day

    Declaring that there was prima facie evidence of breaches of the convention, the court warned that the estimated 600,000 Rohingyas remaining in Myanmar were “extremely vulnerable” to attacks by the military.

    January 25, 2020
  • Myanmar Prez promises probe into Rakhine war crimes

    Myanmar Prez promises probe into Rakhine war crimes

    The Commission on Monday handed President Win Myint its findings, which said the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority had faced war crimes and serious human rights violations in 2017 but ruled out any "genocidal intent".

    January 21, 2020
  • Myanmar, China sign dozens of agreements

    Myanmar, China sign dozens of agreements

    Suu Kyi and Xi also signed a memorandum of understanding for the building of a deep seaport in Rakhine, as well as bolstering cooperation in the security and agri-food sectors.

    January 18, 2020
  • Non-event at The Hague

    Non-event at The Hague

    Two Reuters journalists, who exposed the killings, served more than 500 days in prison.

    December 18, 2019