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Inteltrends: Burma Report 22-JUN-2010

June 22, 2010

Mon Leaders Refuse Meeting with Junta
The Irrawaddy, 22 Jun 2010

Leaders of the New Mon State Party (NMSP), the Mon armed ceasefire group in southern Burma, have rejected a request by Lt-Gen Ye Myint, the regime’s chief of Military Affairs Security, to meet and discuss the Border Guard Force (BGF) plan, according to sources close to the NMSP.

Amnesty battles a media blackout
DVB, 22 Jun 2010

Amnesty International has launched a campaign to distribute up to 4,000 radios to remote areas of Burma in an attempt to combat the ruling junta’s domination of inside media.

More Burma Army officers deserting
S.H.A.N., 21 Jun 2010

More defections from the Burma Army have been reported after the defection of Maj Sai Thein Win, the source of the latest exposé of the Burma ruling military junta’s nuclear weapons program, according to sources from the Thai-Burma border. The latter deserters are reportedly from Air Defense Command, under the command of Lt-Gen Myint Hlaing, former commander of the Northeastern Region Command. They were identified as Captain Aung Ko Ko and Captain Aye Min Maung, who deserted in the same month, said an informed source from Thai border security.

Burmese tycoon brokered arms deal with China
Mizzima, 18 Jun 2010

Burma’s richest business tycoon and close ally of despotic ruler Senior General Than Shwe, went to China early this month to broker a deal enabling the regime to buy 50 multi-role jet bombers for its air force, trusted sources said. Tay Za was also spotted at the Kunming regional trade fare on June 7, in China’s southern province of Yunnan. The purpose of his visit was to help the Burmese regime acquire the K-8 Karakorum, a two-seat intermediate jet trainer and light attack aircraft developed in a joint venture between China and Pakistan.

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