Foreign visitors were under close scrutiny by security agents of the Burmese ruling junta during the Kachin Manau Festival on the 61st anniversary of Kachin State Day in northern Burma held from January 5 to 11, said local sources.All visitors from European countries and neighbouring China in the Manau festival were monitored and closely watched. Their countries’ names and number of visitors were listed by the junta’s security agents, said sources close to visitors. The visitors were directly or indirectly asked for this information by security agents.
The visitors were mainly quizzed by military intelligence called the Military Affairs Security Unit (Sa Ya Pha) and the special branch of the police even as 500 Burmese soldiers took up security duty at the Manau festival by camping around the Manau compound, according to local participants. continue http://www.kachinnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1