Terrorism in Myanmar

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In Myanmar (formerly Burma), terrorism is defined by the country's counter-terrorism law and its subsections, which is interpreted by the Anti-Terrorism Central Committee and enforced by the government of Myanmar.[1] Two groups are currently listed as terrorist organisations in accordance to Myanmar's counter-terrorism law; the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which was added on 25 August 2017,[2] and the Arakan Army, which was added on 18 January 2019.[3][4] The SPDC military government labeled the Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors (VBSW) a terrorist organisation after their role in the 1999 Myanmar Embassy siege, but the group was never officially declared as such by law.[5]

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  1. ^ "The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Anti-terrorism Central Committee Statement". National Reconciliation and Peace Centre. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Exclusive: Is this the final confrontation for the Rohingya?". Dhaka Tribune. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Myanmar army ordered to take offensive against Arakan Army". AP via Washington Post. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Spokesman: Myanmar Army Kills 13 Rebels in Rakhine Clashes". Reuters via VOA. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "BBC News | Asia-Pacific | Embassy gunmen flee". BBC News. 2 October 1999.
  6. ^ "Who Killed Aung San?, an interview with Gen. Kyaw Zaw". The Irrawaddy. August 1997.
  7. ^ Historical Abstracts, EBSCOhost (1983). "Materials on massacre of Korean officials in Rangoon". Korea & World Affairs. 7 (4): 735.
  8. ^ Zarni Mann (31 May 2013). "A Decade Later, Victims Still Seeking Depayin Massacre Justice". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Police file whitewashes Depayin massacre". Democratic Voice Of Burma. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Depayin and The Driver". Democratic Voice Of Burma. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Asia-Pacific | Bomb blasts rock Burmese capital". BBC News. 7 May 2005. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Man Accused of Thingyan Bombing Dies at Home | The Irrawaddy Magazine". Irrawaddy.org. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Who's Behind the Bombings in Myanmar?". The Irrawaddy. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Myanmar policemen killed in Rakhine border attack". BBC News. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Myanmar Army Evacuates Villagers, Teachers From Hostilities in Maungdaw". Radio Free Asia. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Rakhine: Myanmar urged to allow aid into restive state". BBC News. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Eight dead in clashes between Myanmar army and militants in Rakhine". Reuters. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  18. ^ "Myanmar tensions: Dozens dead in Rakhine militant attack". BBC News. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  19. ^ Htusan, Esther (25 August 2017). "Myanmar: 71 die in militant attacks on police, border posts". AP News. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  20. ^ Lone, Wa; Slodkowski, Antoni (24 August 2017). "At least 12 dead in Muslim insurgent attacks in northwest Myanmar". Reuters. Retrieved 25 August 2017.