Inteltrends: Burma Report 31-DEC-2010
Compiled by Inteltrends.
S. Korea to explore for rare earth metals
DVB, 31 Dec 2010
South Korean companies will begin exploring for rare earth metals in Burma in what could prove to be a boon for the pariah’s mining sector.
Bangladesh to Build Full-Fledged Air Force Base Near Burma Border
Narinjara, 30 Dec 2010
Bangladesh will soon build a full fledged air force base at Cox’s Bazar, near the Burmese border, to ensure the security of maritime boundaries and other military and civil establishments, according to an official report.
Kachin Independence Army to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Kachin, 30 Dec 2010
Not to be cowed by the Burmese military junta despite the pressure being brought to bear on it, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), armed wing of the Kachin Independence Organization, and the second strongest ethnic army in Burma is gearing up to celebrate Christmas and New Year over two days, said KIA sources.
Junta Media Warns of Neo-colonialist Dangers
The Irrawaddy, 30 Dec 2010
The state-run newspaper The New Light of Myanmar warned about the “danger of neo-colonialists” on its front page on Thursday, referring to junta supremo Snr-Gen Than Shwe’s 2010 Independence Day message ahead of the 63rd anniversary of Burma’s independence on Jan. 4. 2011.
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