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Title: Second thoughts on the civil unrest in Burma
Date of publication: 14 April 2015
Description/subject: "Now that the dust has settled on last month's civil unrest in Burma, it is worth pausing to reflect on the protests and official responses to see if any important factors have escaped public attention. I am prompted to do so because the conventional narrative does not completely match what I heard in Rangoon at the time..."
Author/creator: Andrew Selth
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Interpreter"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 May 2015


Title: Burma: The return of the 'vigilantes'
Date of publication: 22 February 2015
Description/subject: "In 2011, Burma's hybrid civilian-military government launched an ambitious reform program that, among other things, envisaged the transfer of responsibility for Burma's internal security from the armed forces to the national police. Given Naypyidaw's firm and public commitment to this policy, it was surprising last month to see civilian 'vigilante' groups being used by authorities to help quell civil unrest..."
Author/creator: Andrew Selth
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Interpreter"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 May 2015