Political instability and protests in Thailand are delaying the release of Burmese inmates who might otherwise be pardoned, according to Burma’s ambassador in the country.
Burma’s poppy fields are the second main source of the world’s heroin and an increasing number of the country’s youth are becoming addicts.
In several cities around Burma ceremonies were held to incinerate massive hauls of drugs seized over the last year, in a bid to raise awareness on World Drug Day.
Burma’s reinvigorated ‘war on opium’ serves to distract from the fact that the methamphetamine trade is both a far greater problem, and one that Burmese troops and members of the government play a key role in
Government-backed militias demand Shan village headmen select up to 25 men per village to join their ranks, or face hefty fine
Shan State Army to give up drugs seized from local militia as part of a deal over brokering a ceasefire with Burmese government
Picture “grows dimmer” when combined with growth of amphetamine trade in Southeast Asia, says ominous UN drugs report
Three Burmese soldiers die in clashes with ethnic militias shortly after joint river patrols to protect Chinese cargo ships begin