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Inteltrends: Burma Report 17-DEC-2010

December 17, 2010

Compiled by Inteltrends.

DKBA faction could commence guerilla war in ‘every township’
DVB, 17 Dec 2010
Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s (DKBA) battalion 902 commander Colonel Kyaw Thet in Hpalu village, where fighting recently broke out with the government, said the group will commence guerrilla warfare in “every township” if the SPDC [State Peace and Development Council, the official name of the military regime in Burma] continues its offensive against the renegade DKBA faction.

Prepare for battle, with better weapons, junta tells militias
Mizzima, 16 Dec 2010
Burmese Army officers promised better weapons including heavy arms to around 200 junta-led militia leaders in Tangyan Township in Shan State’s north after calling them to a meeting early this week, a militia source said. People’s militias and Border Forces Directorate chief Major General Maung Maung Ohn, told them to increase their combat readiness.

Local Militias Enlisted in Pressure Campaign
The Irrawaddy, 16 Dec 2010
Local militias are being enlisted by the Burmese army in Shan State in the regime campaign to pressure armed ethnic groups to join the controversial Border Guard Force (BGF). The Shan State Army-South and the Shan State Army-North are among the armed groups resisting the regime demand to transform its forces into the BGF. Other groups defying the regime demand include the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) and the United Wa State Army (UWSA).

Some Burmese NGOs Say Suu Kyi Hampers Their Work
The Irrawaddy, 16 Dec 2010
Some Burmese non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have complained to a United Nations envoy that their work has been hampered by the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and her active involvement in social issues.

Junta to issue more weapons for militia units
S.H.A.N., 15 Dec 2010
The ruling military junta will supply weapons and guns for every member of militia units under its control in order to be able to provide support for the junta’s future military activities, according to informed sources from Shan State North.

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