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Burma’s military returns to barracks

By Sun, Apr 27, 2014 10:46AM UTC Comments Off Burma Army soldiers on a parade. Pic:AP

But keeping them there could be fraught with problems, ICG report says, writes Asia Sentinel. Burma/Myanmar’s feared military, the Tatmadaw, which dominated the country’s politics and economy for decades until democracy came in 2010, has been returning to the barracks much faster and more completely than anyone could have imagined, according to a new report...

Burma Army’s boss calls for stronger armed forces

By Thu, Mar 28, 2013 2:16PM UTC Comments Off Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi appear together during Myanmar’s 68th anniversary celebrations of Armed Forces Day, in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, March 27, 2013.(Photo Credit: U Ye Htut's FB)

“Tatmadaw (Burma Army) always safeguards the country while protecting the country from the outbreaks of racial and political conflicts. It is Tatmadaw’s national politics,” said Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, at the military parade for the 68th Anniversary Armed Forces Day yesterday, the state-run media said today. “We are a military...

Burma accuses embassies and media issued fabricated news concerning Kachin conflicts

By Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:57AM UTC 3 Comments Gen. Min Aung Hlaing salutes the national flag during a ceremony marking Burma's 67th Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Burma, March 27, 2012.

Burma/Myanmar Ministry of Defense in Nay Pyi Taw delivered a press release dated 28 January 2013 via the state-run newspapers Tuesday. According to its press release, some internal and external organizations, embassies and media issued fabricated news concerning armed conflicts in Kachin State.  Defense Ministry accused organizations, embassies and media have been fabricating misunderstanding of...

Burma deadlock: KIO dismisses ‘ceasefire first’ rather than ‘political dialogue’

By Fri, Jan 25, 2013 9:52PM UTC 9 Comments A Kachin soldier mans a frontline position near Kachin HQ Laiza in northern Burma. Pic: AP.

President Thein Sein Government declared an end to its military offensive against the Kachin Independence Army on January 18 since the US and the EU have described their concerns. The ceasefire order of the President was to be effective from 6am on January 19. Speaking at the opening of the First Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum...

Burma’s military MPs: Suu Kyi’s challenge (and opportunity)

By Wed, May 02, 2012 3:32PM UTC 2 Comments Military representatives attend a regular session of Burma's parliament. Despite appearances, they may not be as unified as they'd lead us to believe. Pic: AP.

Her boycott of parliament now over, Aung San Suu Kyi enters a decision-making arena that is by turns hostile, dynamic and full of surprise. Although the standard depiction of a hall dominated by military-backed MPs is generally correct, there are small but important divergences within the 80 percent-plus ruling faction that Suu Kyi will hope...

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