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IntelTrends: Burma Report 01-JUN-2010

June 1, 2010

Burma intelligence probes political inmates
DVB, 01 Jun

Political prisoners in northwestern Burma are being questioned about their stance on the National League for Democracy (NLD) party’s boycott of elections this year. Intelligence officers from the Burmese government’s Special Branch (SB) have been visiting prisoners in Sagaing division’s Shwebo prison, according to the sister of Yin Yin Wyne, a jailed cyclone relief worker and one of 22 political inmates in the prison…

KIO and junta officials meet again in Myitkyina
Kachin, 31 May

Senior officials of the Burmese junta and Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) met today in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State in northern Burma, said local sources. The officials met at the Northern Regional Command Headquarters in the morning. The meeting focused on maintaining friendship rather than thrashing out the differences between them, said KIO sources. The meeting did not discuss the thorny junta proposal to the KIO to transform the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), its armed-wing to the Burmese Army-controlled Border Guard Force (BGF), added KIO sources.

Land Confiscated for Nasaka Outpost
Narinjara, 29 May

The Burmese military authorities have confiscated land from Arakanese farmers for new Nasaka camps being set up in southern Buthidaung Township, without any compensation to the farmers, said villagers in the region. The authority has established two new Nasaka camps, one in Nyung Chaung Village, and another in Nwa Ron Taung. Both villages are located in southern Buthidaung Township, 80 miles north of the Arakanese capital Sittwe…

Sino-U.S. visits’ motives in question
Mizzima, 28 May

By Dr. Tint Swe. For Burma, neighbours China, India and the Asean bloc are as important as America and the E.U. countries. Accordingly, at the middle of this year those nations and blocs have been doing something with or telling something to Burma. But for what and how?

Mon leaders resign after decades of struggle
Mizzima, 28 May

Three top leaders of the New Mon State Party, which has rejected the junta’s offer of bringing its troops into a junta-controlled Border Guard Force, resigned from the party on May 18, a party spokesman said. The party accepted the resignations tendered by party joint secretary Nai Chan Twe and central executive committee members Nai Tin La and Nai Kho Sap, who no longer wanted to work for the party, Nai Chay Mon said…


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