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Dealing over Nepal Army Integration Continues

Posted by n3wday on February 1, 2010

This article was published on Telegraph Nepal on January 30, 2010

Prachanda & Girija bargaining Militia-Nepal Army Integration: Shekher Koirala

Dr. Shekhar Koirala- a medical practitioner by profession and a nephew of Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala said at a program held in Biratnagar, Morang District that his uncle Girija Babu and Maoists’ Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal were currently involved in a bargain concerning the Army-Militia Integration. “Girija babu and Prachanda ji are currently involved in a bargain to integrate the Maoists’ Peoples’ Liberation Army in the Nepal Army.”  “I hope that they will come to an amicable solution”, said Dr. Koirala adding, “Prachanda ji is maintaining that at least 6 thousand of his Militias should be integrated into the Nepal Army.”

However Dr. Shekhar did not disclose what were those benefits that will come to the fold of Girija babu if he agrees to accept Prachanda’s demands? Prime Ministerial post for himself or to his beloved daughter Sujata Koirala?

Dr. Koirala also revealed that Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal have been maintaining that no more than five thousand PLA men could be integrated into the Army.  Koirala also told journalists in Biratnagar that the integration process should end prior to the drafting of the constitution.

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CPP Debunks Army Psywar Claims of Split in Party Leadership

Posted by Ka Frank on February 1, 2010

"Ka Roger," one of the CPP's spokespersons

This statement appeared in Philippine Revolution on January 31, 2010, in response to media reports of an impending split in the CPP leadership. One such news report is included below.

CPP debunks AFP’s recycled psywar

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today lambasted as a “worn-out psywar spin” the claims made by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that there is an impending split within the CPP-NPA leadership.

AFP Civil Relations Service chief Gen. Francisco Cruz said in a recent statement that “a ‘third split’ in the CPP-NPA leadership… (is) in the offing (and) is caused by differences in strategy… and has something to do with the May 10 elections.” General Cruz further claimed that some members of the CPP leadership pursue the Maoist strategy of armed struggle, while others see elections and peace talks as an opportunity to grab state power.

The CPP dismissed all this as “pure fabrication and intrigue,” saying that “no one in the CPP, the NPA and the entire revolutionary movement, much less in the leadership, carries the simplistic notion that revolutionary armed struggle and parliamentary struggle are anathema to each other. There is no conflict in stategy and tactics within the leadership and ranks of the CPP and the entire revolutionary movement.” Read the rest of this entry »

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