Inteltrends: Burma Report 05-NOV-2010
Compiled by Inteltrends.
Voter list irregularities in Myitkyina
Kachin, 05 Nov 2010
The Burmese military junta is counting people who are outside of Burma on the voters list, but excluding some still inside the country, in Myitkyina, Kachin State, in Northern Burma, according to local residents. A lot of the residents from Tatkone, Shatapru, Du Kahtawng and Dum Gan quarters, in Myitkyina, are not included in the voters list, the sources said. Most the excluded people are members of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and their families, friends and people connected with them, local people said.
Post-poll conflict looms: Junta versus ethnic groups
Mizzima, 05 Nov 2010
Internationally condemned elections in Burma on Sunday could signal the start of military regime offensives against armed ethnic groups, according to Reuters and analyst reports this week. In a pre-emptive move preparing for possible war, six major armed ethnic opposition groups formed an alliance against the Burmese Army at a meeting on November 2 in Mae Hong Son, on the Thai side of the border, Mizzima reported on Wednesday.
Teacher Fired for Attending Father’s Funeral During Election Period
Narinjara, 05 Nov 2010
MRAY BON – A teacher who was selected to serve as a polling booth officer was dismissed from his job by high authorities after he traveled to his native village to attend his father’s funeral during the election period, said close friend of his.
Vote buying of USDP taking place in Sino border town
S.H.A.N., 04 Nov 2010
One of the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) candidates Kyaw Myint aka Li Yongqiang, 51, well-known Panhsay militia chief from Namkham is reportedly giving money and presents to villagers who attend his campaign rallies as well as cash donations to monasteries during his ongoing election campaign, according to sources from the Sino-Burma border. Kyaw Myint will run a seat for the lower house in Namkham constituency No.2.
Advance voting continue on outlying areas of Shan State
S.H.A.N., 03 Nov 2010
Election commissions across Shan State South and North are rushing up to conduct advance voting on the outskirts of towns, claiming they are worried there may be some disturbance by rebels and anti-elections groups on the Election Day, according to local sources… These areas are where anti-Napyitaw Shan State Army (SSA) “South” is active where clashes with the Burma Army usually took place.
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