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Irregular electricity supplies hamper Mudon Township students during exam period

BY  Mi Lyi Htaw: Burmese high school students across the country are currently sitting for the annual “10 standard” examinations; unfortunately, Mudon Township residents have informed IMNA that poor electricity supplies are once again likely to complicate studying during the exam period, and by extension, exam scores.

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Visitors in Rangoon encounter increased security and travel restrictions

Travelers arriving in Rangoon are encountering a series of heightened security measures and travel restrictions by Burmese military government administration. Beginning in March, travelers have reported authorities conducting increased security checks. In particular government police have been checking monks as they arrive at the Central train station [Butaryoun] in Rangoon.

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Thailand’s political unrest cuts down timber exports, traders in Three Pagodas Pass claim

BY Kon Hadee: Timber sellers in Three Pagodas Pass have informed IMNA that interest from Thai buyers has dropped dramatically since the end of February, and that consequently their businesses are suffering; sources claimed that drops in timber purchases could be partially attributed to Thailand’s recent political upheaval.

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Families of deported migrant workers fear grim job prospects

Families of migrant workers employed in Thailand report to IMNA that they fear that Thailand’s commencement of the proposed mass deportations of unregistered migrant workers back to Burma, set to begin at the close of February 2010, will result in widespread unemployment and financial hardship within the country.

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New security checks at Shwedagon Pagoda symptomatic of SPDC’s mounting paranoia

BY  Mehm Oa:According to sources in Rangoon, a combined security force comprised of the Rangoon police and State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) soldiers have maintained strict security and baggage checks at Rangoon’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda since the 27th, when the annual “Shwedagon Festival” was held.

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Families of deported migrant workers fear grim job prospects

BY Kon Chan: Families of migrant workers employed in Thailand report to IMNA that they fear that Thailand’s commencement of the proposed mass deportations of unregistered migrant workers back to Burma, set to begin at the close of February 2010, will result in widespread unemployment and financial hardship within the …

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