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IntelTrends: Burma Report 18-MAY-2010

May 18, 2010

Shan army summoned to meet junta officials again
S.H.A.N., 18 May

The ruling military officials last week invited the strongest faction of the Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’, Brigade No.1, which is refusing to accept Naypyitaw’s Border Guard Force (BGF) program. The two sides reportedly held another meeting on 15 May, at Shan State South’s Mongnawng-based Military Operations Command #2 Headquarters. The meeting was presided over by Colonel Chit Oo, Deputy Commander of the Eastern Region Command. The SSA side was led by Major Khurh Mao, Lieutenant Tawn Kham and Second-Lt Aung Ba.

Tensions easing on the eastern front
S.H.A.N., 18 May

While reinforcements by the Wa and Burma Army along the front continue, the atmosphere of urgency has perceptibly lightened, and things are returning to “almost normal,” according to a report by an informed source on the Sino-Burma border.

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