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
• 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
• 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
• SPDC ability to respond to bird flu
• Update of forced labor