Inteltrends: Burma Report 21-SEP-2010
Compiled by Inteltrends.
Senior Shan resistance leader: Junta out to divide and rule the Wa
S.H.A.N., 20 Sep 2010
The military junta’s designation of parts of 32 townships in ethnic states as “constituencies where free and fair elections could not be held” is part of its efforts to divide ethnic ceasefire groups especially the United Wa State Army (UWSA), according to a senior officer of Shan State Army (SSA) ‘South’ based on the Thai-Burma border.
Election fears spark Thailand drugs surge
DVB (AFP), 20 Sep 2010
In the lead-up to Burma’s first elections in two decades, flows of narcotics from the country have become a flood as drugs-producing rebels prepare for a showdown with the junta, experts say.
Twilight of the DKBA?
The Irrawaddy, 18 Sep 2010
Analysis by Sam Yan Naing. Since it signed an agreement with the Burmese military regime and held ceremonies marking its decision to join the border guard force (BGF), the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) has been written off by many Burma observers for wilting under the pressure of the military junta. Many say the ethnic cease-fire group is at its endgame and that its troops can only look forward to a grim future under the command of the Burmese army.
IntelTrends’ Burma Report is published Tuesdays and Fridays.