Inteltrends: Burma Report 16-JUL-2010
Compiled by Inteltrends.
U.S. ‘looks East’ to break Burma deadlock
DVB, 16 Jul 2010
Washington will encourage India to increase pressure on the Burmese junta after the Obama administration acknowledged the shortcomings of its recent stab at engagement.
34 Arakan and Karen Rebels Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison
Narinjara, 16 Jul 2010
The City Sessions Court of Calcutta in India sentenced 34 Arakanese and Karen rebels to three years in prison and fines of 6,000 rupees on three separate charges after the rebels agreed to a plea bargain with the Indian Federal Police, report sources.
Authorities impose tighter controls on lawyers visiting Suu Kyi
Mizzima, 16 Jul 2010
The Burmese junta has imposed tighter restrictions on meetings between opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her lawyers, one of which will in effect extend to a week the lag between a request to consult her and their actual visit to her house in Rangoon.
Burmese Army to transport 100,000 Burman voters to Kachin State
Kachin, 15 Jul 2010
In a two pronged strategy the Burmese military junta plans to transport 100,000 Burman voters to Kachin State to win the elections and then settle them to control the resource rich state. That the first step could tantamount to rigging the polls seems to be nobody’s concern.
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