Inteltrends: Burma Report 28-DEC-2010
Compiled by Inteltrends.
Canada offers Suu Kyi honorary citizenship
DVB, 28 Dec 2010
“Canada is proud to have stood firmly with Aung San Suu Kyi and those working for Burmese democracy for these many years,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement inviting her to “personally accept” honorary citizenship.
Rebel attack kills three in Southeast Burma
DVB, 27 Dec 2010
Three people were said to have been killed on 24 December when soldiers of the Karenni National Progressive Party ambushed a Burmese army convoy escorting workers of the Salween Dam Construction Project in Southeast Burma… The attack came at a time when another rebel group, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and government troops were escalating their fight in nearby Karen State to the south.
China constructs PLA barracks on Burma border
Kachin, 27 Dec 2010
China has begun constructing military barracks for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on its border with Burma, local eyewitnesses reported. A four-storey building is coming up, which is to house several military officers on the border town of Manghai in its southwest Yunnan province, opposite Mongkoe town in Burma’s northern Shan State, the eyewitnesses added.
Wa party to demand for Self Determination
S.H.A.N., 27 Dec 2010
The United Wa State Army (UWSA)’s political wing United Wa State Party (UWSP) has drawn another counter proposal which includes a point to demand for a state with the Right of Self Determination from the new government, according to UWSP sources. The new proposal which is to be presented to the new government that is expected to be installed early next year includes the following 6 points…
Refugees Hide After Forced Repatriation
The Irrawaddy, 27 Dec 2010
More than 200 Karen refugees were forcibly sent back into Burma from Thailand on Saturday despite unstable conditions and fighting near their villages, according to border sources… Many of the refugees forced back across the border remained in hiding close to the Moei River on the Burmese side of the border, ready to flee back across the river if fighting breaks out nearby, according to Mahn Mahn, the director of the Back Pack Health Workers Team.
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