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Myanmar Round Up: August 2020

August 2020 marked significant developments in Myanmar’s political process. The fourth “21st-Century Panglong Conference” was concluded, which was stalled since 2018. The government officials and military leaders along with ten Ethnic Armed Org

Myanmar Round Up: July 2020

The country reported 353 confirmed COVID-19 cases and six deaths as on 31 July 2020. During the policy briefing on Southeast Asia, the United Nations (UN) positioned Myanmar in the vulnerable category due to a weak health care system and continuing h

Myanmar Round Up: June 2020

The country reported 299 confirmed COVID-19 cases and six deaths as on 30 June 2020. Despite low numbers of cases, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed economic and social challenges. The World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor projected a decline in th

Socio-Economic Implications in Myanmar during COVID-19 Pandemic

Initially in March 2020, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi stated that the country stands out as a global exception with zero cases of COVID-19. The government Spokesperson- Zaw Htay said that the lifestyle and diet of Myanmar citizens are benefici

Myanmar Round Up: May 2020

The COVID-19 has impacted the socio-economic and political functioning of Myanmar. The month has been marked by the limited and insufficient response from the side of Government, leading to health and economic crises. Despite declaring a unilateral c

Myanmar Round Up: April 2020

Myanmar continues to struggle amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, revealing its deep socio-economic problems, concerning poverty, hunger, internally displaced people and ethnic armed organisations. The military operations continue unabated in Rakhine, Chin

Myanmar Ethnic Strife: The Rise of Arakan Army

On 10 April 2009, the separatist Arakan Army (AA) established itself as a “revolutionary armed organisation” in Myanmar. Till 2015, it operated in Kachin and Shan States under the guidance of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) with headqua

Myanmar Round Up: March 2020

A round up of selected English open source reports on Myanmar
March 2020 touched new ground in violence with the Arakan Army (AA) scoring major successes against the Tatmadaw with the routing of a Light Infantry Battalion and the c

Myanmar Round Up: March 2020

A round up of selected English open source reports on Myanmar
March 2020 touched new ground in violence with the Arakan Army (AA) scoring major successes against the Tatmadaw with the routing of a Light Infantry Battalion and the c

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