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BURMA BRIEFING:
ISSUES & CONCERNS VOLUME 3

 
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Issues and Concerns Vol. 3 contains a selection of articles covering developments in Burma and in the ASEAN community. Topics covered in the book include:

• ASEAN’s increased frustrations in dealing with Burma’s junta.
• The regime’s decision to move the capital to Naypyidaw.
• Shake-ups and reshuffles in the SPDC.
• Possible UNSC action on Burma.
• Bomb blasts and instability within Burma
• The SPDC’s continued mismanagement of Burma’s economy
• India and China’s continued competition over Burma’s gas and oil reserves
• Increased military aid from Russia
• SPDC rejects NLD offer for dialogue
• SPDC intensifies crackdown on NLD
• Update on conditions of political prisoners and new arrests
• Update on Ethnic relations and SPDC attacks on armed ethnic groups and SPDC Army offensive in Karen State
• Update on SPDC interference in the delivery of humanitarian aid
• SPDC ability to respond to bird flu
• Update of forced labor