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Inteltrends: Burma Report 26-OCT-2010

October 26, 2010

Compiled by Inteltrends.

Obama Administration Considers Additional Sanctions on Burma
The Irrawaddy, 26 Oct 2010

While the Burmese military junta presses ahead with its decision to hold a general election that much of the international community has condemned as a “sham,” the Obama administration is believed to be considering imposing additional sanctions on Burma, a congressional report has said.

Junta losing political war against the KIO?
Mizzima, 26 Oct 2010

The recent pressure being levelled against the Kachin Independence Organisation by the Burmese junta follows a period of relatively smooth relations. Unlike some other armed ethnic groups, KIO leaders have continually sought to avoid confrontation with the Burmese military since accepting a ceasefire deal in 1994.

Journals Distribution on Domestic Airlines Halted
The Irrawaddy, 26 Oct 2010

Burmese authorities have banned all Rangoon journals from being distributed by air to isolated regions of the country after anti-regime leaflets were found inside some journals, a source at the Ministry of Transport said on Monday. The anti-election leaflets, which asked people not to vote, were found on planes bound to Kengtung, Tachileik, Myeik and Tavoy.

Clash between junta-backed militia forces
S.H.A.N., 25 Oct 2010

A 4 day long clash of Pa-O National Army (PNA) and Mark Kieng militia unit had taken place in Southern Shan State’s Namzang Township recently, local sources said. The clash started on 18 October to 21 October resulting in 4 men on the PNA side dead and one man from Mark Kieng side wounded. It came in the wake of an argument between Pa-O National Organization (PNO) party campaigners and villagers of Mark Kieng, Mongzit village tract on 17 October, a local businessman said.

As media runs wild, hot air stifles Rangoon
DVB, 25 Oct 2010

By Joseph Allchin. Election fever has hit the news, but the scene inside the country is less excited.

Security Tight in Rangoon Amid Rumors of Protests
The Irrawaddy, 23 Oct 2010

The Burmese junta tightened security around downtown Rangoon on Saturday amid reports that monks and activists planned to gather at the city’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda to protest next month’s election, according to local sources. “Since this morning, riot police trucks have been going around the city and security forces are on standby near Shwedagon Pagoda and at monasteries near Rangoon General Hospital in Pazundaung Township,” said a source in Rangoon.

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