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  • Media Slams Shah for ‘Termite’ Remark

    LOOKEAST REPORT | Indian media came down heavily on ruling Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah’s reference to illegal immigrants from Bangladesh as “termites” and “vermin” saying it “deepens divides” and risks “ruining relations” with that country. It also questioned Shah’s reportedly dishing out the figure of 100 crore “illegal Bangladeshi immigrants” in India. Many editorials described this claim as preposterous as how could the majority of the country’s population could be categorised as infiltrators. India's population is 130 crores. “Unfortunate nations have heard such rhetoric before, from regimes which present a minority as the foe within, which must be eliminated. Politically, the challenge is to neutralise the most powerful taboo, against the taking of human life, by constructing the minority as less than human.… …. 

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  • The Future of Myanmarese Peace Process

    SAI WANSAI | The national peace negotiation process in Myanmar is not working, and it is currently facing stagnation. The national peace negotiation process in Myanmar is not working, and it is currently facing stagnation. After a 14–month delay, a third “Union Peace Conference—21st Century Panglong” (UPC–21CP) took place in Nay Pyi Taw in mid–July this year in a bid to convey a positive momentum. But, even then, core issues like political dialogue, security reform,… …. 

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