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Inteltrends: Burma Report 09-JUL-2010

July 9, 2010

Compiled by Inteltrends.

Insecurity plagues China-Burma investment
DVB, 09 Jul 2010

The billions of dollars that foreign countries, notably China, are pouring into Burma may not be secure, a leading conflict think tank has warned.

DKBA ‘taxing’ returning Burmese migrants
DVB, 09 Jul 2010

Illegal Burmese migrant workers deported back to eastern Burma from Thailand are being asked to pay border crossing fees by the pro-junta Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) militia.

Ethnic parties gaining support in Northern Shan State
S.H.A.N., 09 Jul 2010

Of all the political parties that will contest the upcoming general elections, ethnic parties are reported to have gained much support and raised hopes of the people, especially in the areas where they are dominant, according to election watchers from the Sino-Burma border.

Conscription in Burma Following Election?
The Irrawaddy, 09 Jul 2010

RANGOON – Following the upcoming election in Burma, the new government may introduce military conscription in accordance with the 2008 Constitution, according to sources.

Bangladesh to Build Railroad to Burmese Border by 2014
Narinjara, 08 Jul 2010

DHAKA – Bangladesh on Tuesday said it is planning to build a railroad up to the Burmese border by 2014, with aims to provide a corridor for the proposed Trans-Asian Railway and to connect to China through Burma.

Report:  Junta gas profits ‘fuel nuclear schemes’ as pipeline abuses continue
Mizzima, 07 Jul 2010

Earth Rights International, the NGO most famous for using American courts to sue Unocal (now Chevron) for its complicity in murder, rape, torture, and forced labour during the construction of a gas pipeline in Burma, released a new report on Monday linking the huge profits the Burmese regime received from gas projects led by Total and Chevron to the junta’s secretive nuclear activities.

Burmese PM tried to foment inter-tribal war
Kachin, 07 Jul 2010

In what could have unleashed bloodshed and pitted ethnic people against each other, the Burmese military junta’s Prime Minister in a special speech earlier this year, had tried to foment inter-tribal war among Kachin nationals,  said local sources. Gen Thein Sein, retired Prime Minister and chairman of the regime-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) encouraged Kachin nationals to kill each other in Puta-O district, also called Putau in Kachin, when he met specially invited native people of the district on a visit last February, said sources.

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