Junta commander: 2010 elections could be postponed
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A junta commander in southern Shan State said the planned 2010 elections could be postponed due to several reasons, while meeting with people from several civil services early in the month, according to reliable sources.
By Hseng Khio Fah
29 January 2009
On 2 January, Kunhing Area Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Tin Maung Shwe held a civil service meeting with people from immigration, police department, educational department, health department and traffic police.
“Elections could be delayed due to four reasons,” an official who wishes to remain anonymous quoted the commander as saying.
Disruptive activities by dissidents both inside and outside the country
Tension with Bangladesh over gas exploration
Problems in the drug eradication program
“The generals want the new American administration to remove Burma out of its decertification list,” commented one source.
Burma has since 1988 been in the US blacklist.