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Inteltrends: Burma Report 29-OCT-2010

October 29, 2010

Compiled by Inteltrends.

Roundtable:  Election Will Not Help Ethnic Groups
The Irrawaddy, 29 Oct 2010

In a roundtable discussion held at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, representatives of Burma’s ethnic groups who are living in exile agreed that the political landscape in Burma will not change in the wake of Burma’s Nov. 7 general election because the 2008 Constitution grants no significant rights to ethnic groups.

Govt Media Crank Up Propaganda
The Irrawaddy, 28 Oct 2010

Ten days ahead of a general election, one of Burma’s main state-run newspapers has cranked up its propaganda in an editorial criticizing the opposition parties, armed ethnic groups, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and Burmese media in exile.

Thai-Burma border closure ordered
S.H.A.N., 28 Oct 2010

Thailand’s Third Regional Army that oversees security along the Thai-Burma border has imposed stricter restrictions on its temporary border checkpoints following a report yesterday that a number of people had been detained on charges of planning to blow up the Rangoon International Airport and other public buildings in Rangoon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw. The suspects are being accused of having connections to the border-based anti-Naypyitaw armed movements: All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) and Karen National Union (KNU).

Three militia soldiers shot dead before USDP candidate arrives in Mongkoe
Kachin, 26 Oct 2010

About 3 hours before Duwa Zuk Dau, who is the USDP candidate and the leader of the local militia in Mongkoe, arrived at his home town, three military personnel under his command were shot inside No. 1 Burmese Military Base between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., said local sources. Burmese military authorities have not identified the killers, and no person or group has claimed responsibility for the deaths.

Popular vote Vs Popularity: To those who are questioning the role of Aung San Suu Kyi
Narinjara, 26 Oct 2010

Commentary by Dr Tint Swe. Propaganda machinery if effectively used can turn events upside down. Rumor machine also can efficiently mislead and misinform to some extent. Now and again the military intelligence has printed thousands of leaflets of Aung San Suu Kyi to defame her. There have been numerous mischievous articles about her in the state-run newspapers written by various pseudonyms. Almost all subordinates have been taught or ordered of false accounts of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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