Inteltrends: Burma Report 12-NOV-2010
Compiled by Inteltrends.
Voting infractions ‘wouldn’t alter result’
DVB, 12 Nov 2010
Despite breaches of standard election procedures being witnessed at polling booths last week, they were not significant enough to drastically alter the result, a recent report claims. The report, drawn up on 8 Nov. and titled Preliminary Findings Report, uses surveys from 175 election observers who witnessed proceedings at polling stations last week. The document is anonymous, but bills the authors as an “independent and politically neutral local association” based in Burma.
4th clash between Shan ceasefire army, junta army
S.H.A.N., 12 Nov 2010
The latest fight, coming in the wake of the 7 November polls and the ongoing tension with the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) in the south, has caught the attention of Burma watchers. But so far no indications of as immediate full-scale offensive are seen, according to a source from Shan State North.
Breaking News: SSA North Battalion attacked by unit from Light Infantry Division
S.H.A.N., 11 Nov 2010
Shan State Army (SSA) North’s Battalion 24 stationed at Kunkieng- Wan Lwe, 3 miles west of Wan Hsaw, a village between Wanhai, the main base of the SSA North, and Monghsu, was attacked by a unit from Light Infantry Division 33, at 17:00 local time, according to SSA sources.
Suu Kyi’s Release Will Raise Hope and Expectation
The Irrawaddy, 11 Nov 2010
Will the regime free Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi soon? Suu Kyi’s aides and her faithful followers believe so. They say the Nobel Peace Prize winner may be released from her latest term of house arrest this weekend. They also predict that after her release, Suu Kyi will mainly focus on diplomatic relations with foreign countries, both regional and around the world.
China will not support Kachin Army in civil war with Burmese Military
Kachin, 10 Nov 2010
The Chinese Communist Government will not supply weapons to the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), if civil war breaks out between the KIA and Burmese Army, according to Chinese authorities.
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