Inteltrends: Burma Report 28-JAN-2011
Timebomb Found Beneath Gas Pipeline (No article link)
The Irrawaddy, 28.Jan.2011
A timebomb, set to blow up a gas pipeline in southwestern Burma’s Irrawaddy Division, has been cleared by the Burmese authorities, according to a report by state-run newspaper The New Light of Myanmar on Friday. The timebomb, planted beneath the 24-inch gas pipeline beside a concrete bridge on the Dedaye-Pyapon highway, was reportedly defused by security personnel on Wednesday. The authorities have warned the public of the subversion, calling on people to report on suspicious movement of subversives. [End.]
Burma’s health woes traversing borders
Preventable infectious diseases and a raft of other health concerns are spilling over Burma’s border into neighbouring countries, causing a headache for regional health systems and a tragedy for its citizens.
Burmese Junta Monitoring Unrest in North Africa
The Irrawaddy, 27.Jan.2011
While Burma’s state-run media remains silent on the recent turmoil in northern Africa, official sources say that the country’s military rulers have been keeping a close eye on developments in the region.
Goldpetrol drills for oil in old Burmese oilfields
The Goldpetrol Joint Operation Company is producing crude oil from old oil wells in the Yenanchaung and Chauk oilfields in Magwe Division in middle Burma.
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