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Myanmar sinking into chaos as militias proliferate, warns International Crisis Group

By Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times Washington – A new report from the International Crisis Group (ICG) describes increasing lawlessness and chaos in Myanmar as conflict in the country spreads since the Feb 1 coup, with armed militias proliferating in both rural and urban settings. Some of these militias, armed with hunting rifles and other

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Karens: Fighting still raging despite Myanmar junta extending ceasefire

WHILE Myanmar’s military government has extended its unilateral monthlong ceasefire by another another month till May 31, 2011, the Karen insurgents said today (May 2) that fighting between the two sides is still continuing, TV Channel 7 said On Friday Myanmar’s Supreme Command announced the extension of the ceasefire so that the State Administration Council

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