New Mandala readers who follow Burmese military matters will be intrigued by this article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. It deals with radio sets made by an Australian company, Barrett Communications, that “have been deployed in recent months at the Burmese Army’s headquarters in the capital, Naypyidaw, and at the army’s central, eastern and north-eastern commands”. The article quotes the ANU’s Professor Des Ball and the Managing Director of Barrett Communications, Phil Bradshaw.