Inteltrends: Burma Report 19-NOV-2010
Compiled by Inteltrends.
Shan units abandon bases
Mizzima, 19 Nov 2010
Shan troop units have withdrawn into the jungle after burning their camps in central Shan State, a source said. Shan State Army North (SSA-N) headquarters on Sunday instructed its units stationed at Wan Et, Mong Nang sub-township, in Wan Kang Township, and Wan Tu Ya in Mong Nawng Township to pull out. The instruction came after a unit of the Burmese Army attacked the group last Friday, the source close to the SSA-N said.
Internet Cafes Ordered to Install CCTV
The Irrawaddy, 19 Nov 2010
Rangoon authorities have instructed Internet cafe owners to install CCTV cameras within three days in order to monitor Internet users. The order was issued after explosive devices were found on Wednesday in the Sky Net Internet Cafe, located near Rangoon City Hall.
Dialogue with The Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi (Interview)
Mizzima, 18 Nov 2010
(This interview is translated from Burmese.) Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released from seven year’s house arrest on Nov. 13. Mizzima’s managing editor Sein Win spoke to her by phone four days later to receive her comments on India’s policy on Burma, using the internet and social weblogs, ethnic issues, the intrusion of John Yettaw, youth issues and women’s rights.
More than 50 die in jade land accident
Kachin, 18 Nov 2010
More than 50 people in Mawshan, Hkahku village, at Hpakant Jade land, in Kachin State, died on Nov. 13, during a landslide at a dump site located at a jade mine, according to a local resident. The incident took place at the mine owned by the Tit Tonglong Jade Company (Triple One Jade Company) because the soil thrown away by the company was piled too high and fell on the people searching for the stones on the side of the mound.
Archaeological Sites Bulldozed for Railroad Construction in Arakan
Narinjara, 18 Nov 2010
“Many priceless archaeological structures such as pagodas, sculptures, city walls, fortresses, garrisons, and moats have already been bulldozed for the railroad that is being designed to cross the main archaeological zone in the north and northeastern part of the city, and many more structures are still facing demolition,” said a local archaeologist.
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