US$50 million of narcotics were burned in ceremonies in Rangoon, Mandalay and Taunggyi to mark the International Day against Drug Trafficking and Abuse.
Massive quantities of speed and some heroin have been seized in Sagaing Division and Mandalay as police claim a chain of successes.
Malaysian movie star meets with Burma’s Transportation and Communications Minister, as well as Aung San Suu Kyi.
Burma’s deputy foreign minister says the country’s new government plans to make it easier for Burmese-born holders of foreign passports to return to help with nation-building efforts.
Deep divisions in Burmese society could make it difficult for the country to achieve real democracy.
The NLD’s ongoing narcotics crackdown has caught many drug addicts, but health experts say they should be treated as patients, not punished.