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John Buchanan. 2016 ‘Introduction.’ Militias in Myanmar (Section I), p. 1. Washington DC: Asia Foundation. 1 July
…The lack of attention to militias is surprising. They have played a significant role in previous conflicts in Myanmar, and remain important actors in the country's ongoing armed struggles.
Apart from the Tatmadaw and the police, militias are one of the few groups, if not the only group, sanctioned to carry arms by the government. In consequence, a better understanding of issues related to militias is important for efforts to resolve Myanmar's armed conflicts and political problems…