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Inteltrends: Burma Report 27-JUL-2010

July 27, 2010

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Burma army torches Karen village
DVB, 27 Jul 2010

Maj. Saw Kler Doh, spokesperson of the anti-government Karen National Union’s (KNU) armed-wing Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) brigade-5 said Dutado village in Hpapun township was attacked and burnt down by troops under SPDC Military Operations Command 10’s Tactical Operations Command 2 on July 23.

“Look-East” Meets “Look-West” as India Hosts Than Shwe
The Irrawaddy, 27 Jul 2010

India, the world’s largest democracy, has practiced its “Look-East Policy” with respect to Burma since the 1990s, partly in an attempt to counterbalance China’s clout with the military regime. On his current trip to India, it appears that junta chief Snr-Gen Than Shwe may be adopting a “Look-West Policy” in his own attempt to offset China’s influence.

Villagers Flee in Fear of Attack on DKBA
The Irrawaddy, 26 Jul 2010

About 700 villagers from Karen State fled to the Thai border on Sunday for fear of clashes between the Burmese army and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) amid news of unsuccessful talks over the military regime’s border guard force plan (BGF).

2 Burmese Border Guards Arrested in Bangladesh
Narinjara, 24 Jul 2010

COX’S BAZAAR – Two officers from Nasaka, Burma’s border guard forces, were arrested by Bangladesh Rifles for illegally entering Bangladesh territory on Saturday, 24 July, at 11 am. According to an official source, BDR Battalion 17 arrested the two men in Chakma Headman Village located at the Gundhum – Tumbro Border Pillar 37, 120 yards inside Bangladesh. The area is located close to Maungdaw on Burma’s northwest frontier.

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