Inteltrends: Burma Report 04-JAN-2011
Compiled by Inteltrends.
Big Brother is Listening: Junta to Target 3,000 Cell Phones
The Irrawaddy, 04 Jan 2011
Burma’s military regime is preparing to intercept more that 3,000 GSM and CDMA phones belonging to politicians, businessmen, social activists, artists and media personnel, according to an official from the state-run Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). The official, who is involved in the implementation process, told The Irrawaddy that Military Affairs Security (MAS), the regime’s intelligence agency, arranged the phone interception plan and will implement it with technical assistance from MPT.
Yawdserk: Junta targeting Thai border Wa
S.H.A.N., 04 Jan 2011
Lt-Gen Yawdserk, leader of the non-ceasefire Shan State Army (SSA) ‘South’, told SHAN yesterday the Burma Army is gearing up for a showdown with the United Wa State Army (UWSA)’s 171st Military Region on the Thai-Burma border. “The recent setting up of a new command in Kholam is part of the ongoing preparations,” he said. Kholam is located 105 miles (168km) east of Shan State capital Taunggyi, halfway between Namzang and Kunhing.
Burma Objects to Bangladesh Deal with ConocoPhilips
Narinjara, 04 Jan 2011
Burma has objected to Bangladesh’s plan to sign a production-sharing deal between Petrobangla and U.S. oil giant ConocPhilips, according to a media report of Bangladesh.
Burmese Troops Intrude on Bangladesh Territory After Soldier’s Arrest
Narinjara, 03 Jan 2011
Burmese troops have intruded into Bangladesh territory after a fellow soldier was arrested by the Bangladesh army in a frontier border area in Bangladesh, said a local source.
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