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Inteltrends: Burma Report 21-JAN-2011

January 21, 2011

Compiled by Inteltrends.

Suu Kyi Readies for Cyberspace
The Irrawaddy, 22.Jan.2011
Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who this week received an Internet connection at her Inya Lake home, said she will use the cyber tool to connect with her supporters without concerning herself with any surveillance by the Burmese military authorities.

More people expected to flee to Thailand
S.H.A.N., 21.Jan.2011
The military junta authorities in Shan State East’s Mongton township have passed a directive to the people who were not original inhabitants of the township to relocate to the newly developed sub-township of Monghta. Due to the order, many people have considered to move to Thailand, according to local sources.

Refugees live in fear as war on DKBA continues
Mizzima, 21.Jan.2011
Since fighting began in the Myawaddy area the day after the November 7 Burmese national election, scores of villagers who were displaced from Dooplaya and Pa’an districts in Karen state are now trapped in a narrow band of fields located on the Thai side of the international border. A long-running, low-intensity conflict that has plagued this area for years has dramatically shifted gears, bringing with it a much higher level of violence, deaths and large scale abuse of civilians–a clear sign that war has broken out in eastern Burma.

Burmese Troops Sell Illegal Timber and Bamboo to Bangladesh Woodcutters
Narinjara, 21.Jan.2011
Burmese soldiers on the border frontier are illegally selling timber and bamboo from the deep jungle along the Mayu Mountains in Buthidaung in western Burma’s Arakan State to neighboring Bangladeshis.

Low-ranking Military Officers Appointed to Parliament
The Irrawaddy, 21.Jan.2011
Snr-Gen Than Shwe, the head of Burma’s ruling junta, has appointed 388 low-ranking military officers to fill the 25 percent of seats reserved for the military in the country’s national, state and regional legislatures, according to an official announcement that appeared in state-run newspapers on Friday.

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