Ethnic conflict

TNI: Kokang- why and how to resolve it

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Myanmar in Focus
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According to a former Military Intelligence (MI) officer, whom the TNI interviewed, it was because Peng Jiasheng (also written Pheung Kya-Shin) “feels cheated.”... Read more

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Consequences of the Kokang crisis for peace, democracy in Myanmar

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Myanmar in Focus
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The fighting started when troops led by the veteran Kokang leader Pheung Kya-shin (Peng Jiasheng) resurfaced in the Kokang region and attacked government and army positions after an interval of nearly six years. Pheung Kya-shin's Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), a former ceasefire group and government ally, was ousted from the Kokang region in 2009 by a rival Kokang leader... Read more

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Political Reform and Ethnic Peace in Burma/Myanmar
Ethnicity without Meaning, Data without Context
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Why There’s Less to Burma’s Peace Process Than Meets the Eye

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Myanmar in Focus
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"An insightful report recently published by the Netherlands-based Transnational Institute neatly captured the sentiment among the ethnic groups when it noted that “acceptance of the present political system could mean envelopment in a constitutional straitjacket that will make meaningful dialogue impossible.”"   Read the full article.

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FDI Could Worsen Burma’s Ethnic Strife

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Land Grabbing
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Myanmar in Focus
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“Foreign investment in these resource-rich yet conflict-ridden ethnic borderlands is likely to be as important as domestic politics in shaping Burma’s future. Such investment is not conflict-neutral and has in some cases fuelled local grievances and stimulated ethnic conflict,” said the report, which was released on Thursday. Read the complete article here.  

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