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Inteltrends: Burma Report 13-AUG-2010

August 13, 2010

Compiled by Inteltrends.

Shan prince:  2010 will not bring democracy to Burma
S.H.A.N., 13 Aug 2010

A former Shan prince, whose father was assassinated along with Aung San in 1947, recently told S.H.A.N he did not think there will be democracy in Burma because of the elections that are being planned for this year. “The constitution, as you know, is completely flawed,” Sao Hso Hom of Mongpawn, 75, said. “If you have already reserved seats for the military, how can it be a democracy?”

Anti-Election Campaign in Arakan
Narinjara, 13 Aug 2010

KYAUK PRU – A poster and leaflet campaign urging people to oppose the upcoming junta-planned election and the political parties that have registered to run has been occurring in Kyaukpru Township in western Burma’s Arakan State, report local residents.

5 Burmese Muslims Arrested with Bangladesh Passports
Narinjara, 13 Aug 2010

DHAKA – Bangladesh police on Wednesday arrested five Burmese nationals with Bangladesh passports in the capital Dhaka, according to a police report.

Fresh DKBA troops reject junta Border Guard Force
Mizzima, 11 Aug 2010

A wave of officers and soldiers from battalions of the junta-allied Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) have joined a rebel brigade that has rejected the junta’s offer – in effect a demand – for it to bring its troops under Burmese Army command within a special border force in eastern Burma, according to Karen officers. The troops joined the 5th Brigade led by Colonel Saw Lar Pwe, some DKBA officers said, of the brigade that has rejected the junta’s proposal – made to all Burmese ethnic minority groups – to transform their armed wings and be led by the junta’s army commanders within the Border Guard Force (BGF).

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