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Naypyidaw Restricts Regional and Division Commanders

Security tightens in the area under control of Napyidaw Command and trips by regional commanders and divisional commanders to Burma's capital are now restricted.

Mon Reject Militia Plan

The NMSP announce that they will not form a military alliance with the Burmese government, and will defend themselves if attacked.

Regime-backed Parties Flaunt Electoral Law

The pro-junta USDA and NUP contravene Article 5 (f) of the Party Registration Law by actively recruiting members.

US Congressman Calls For Burmese Military Revolt

A US Congressman makes an open appeal for “patriots” in the Burmese military to join pro-democracy advocates and ethnic fighters to overthrow the military junta.

Parallels Between Sudan and Burma

The rulers of Burma and Sudan face many similar issues in dealing with domestic and international relations.
Don’t use force to resolve crisis, KIO warns junta
Kachin Independence Organisation has warned the Burmese junta against using military ...
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Burma accepts first election parties

Two parties with alleged close ties to the ruling junta become first of 19 parties to be accepted onto next stage of election registration process

$1000 offered to catch Rangoon bomber

Reward offered despite Burmese media already pointing the blame at opposition groups for alleged grenade attacks that killed 10

Irrawaddy water shortage fuelling disease

Water shortage problem compounded by polluted rivers and the termination of water-purification supplies from aid groups

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