The Kokang Clashes-What Next? eboanalysis no1kokang

Recent clashes in Shan State between the Burma Army and the Myanmar National Democracy Alliance Army (MNDAA or Kokang) have highlighted differences between the ruling State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and the ethnic ceasefire groups as the 2010 election approaches. Attempts by the SPDC to persuade the ceasefire groups totransform themselves into Border Guard Forces or surrender their arms and contest the forthcoming elections as a political party seem to have failed.

Ostensibly, the SPDC is trying pressure the groups to conform to its 2008 Constitution, which states in Chapter VII Clause 338, Defense Services, that “…all armed forces in the union shall be under the command of the defense services”.

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