Inteltrends: Burma Report 30-NOV-2010
Compiled by Inteltrends.
Refugees Flee Fighting Again in Karen State
The Irrawaddy, 30 Nov 2010
Fighting between Burmese government army troops and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) Brigade 5 flared up on Tuesday morning in Phaluu village in Kawkareik Township near the Thai-Burmese border, causing refugees to flee to the border yet again, according to humanitarian organizations helping the refugees.
Army Officer Takes Large Bribes to Send Muslims to Rangoon
Narinjara, 30 Nov 2010
A high army officer has been transporting Muslim people to Rangoon from Arakan State in army vehicles for large monetary bribes, said a sergeant who did not wish to be named… The officer taking the bribes was identified as Lieutenant-Colonel Thaung Hteik Oo, Commander of Light Infantry Battalion 542 based in Kyauk Pru, the second largest city in Arakan.
Mistaken shooting of local resident hushed up
S.H.A.N., 30 Nov 2010
Junta officers based in Shan State South’s Mongnawng sub-township, Kehsi township, have warned local residents not to file a lawsuit against their soldiers for their recent wrong shooting of a local villager, threatening to burn the town to the ground if their warning go unheeded, local sources reported. A 43 year old local man identified as Sai Swe from Quarter No.4 was shot to death last Monday night, 22 November, by Burma Army soldiers from the Mongnawng-based Military Operations Command (MOC) #2, while he was on the way to buy medicine for his wife Nang Soi.
Top junta officers tour front line bases
S.H.A.N., 29 Nov 2010
Top military officers had made a trip to areas on the Sino-Burma border facing ceasefire groups, Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) aka Mongla group, according to local sources. They included Joint Chief of Staff, Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, former Commander of Shan and Kayah states, Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut, Commander of No.2 Bureau of Special Operations, former Northeastern Region Command Commander and Maj-Gen Kyaw Swe, Chief of Military Affairs Security (MAS) and former commander of Southwest Region Command who made a 3 day inspection of front line bases in Shan State East and North from 24 to 26 November.
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