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Auxiliary police in Myanmar

This article reports that the government in Myanmar is training a new auxiliary police contingent in the northwestern state of Rakhine, where ethnic clashes between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims have increased. Entrance standards are lower than for the regular police … Continue reading

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Beefing up Aseanapol considered

This article reports that Asian ministers recently considered creating a Europol-style regional agency, mainly to enhance capabilities for preventing and investigating cyber crime. No short-term decisions are expected while discussion and planning continue.

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EU/UK training suspended in Myanmar

This article reports that EU-funded police training in Myanmar has been suspended due to disagreements over civilian versus military control of the police. “Reform of the police force, notorious for its brutal and sometimes deadly crackdowns on peaceful protests, has … Continue reading

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EU training in Myanmar questioned

Police recently used forceful tactics to quell peaceful student protests in Burma/Myanmar and were aided by “plainclothes ruffians wearing red armbands,” according to this article. These events have brought criticism on the EU, which just completed an 18-month project of … Continue reading

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