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Burma army LIB C-in-C murdering a crime related to 700 packages of methamphetamines

Burma army LIB C-in-C murdering a crime related to 700 packages of methamphetamines

By KP, unedited

The SHAN has already reported (in Shan and Burmese) about the shooting incident took place in the Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 331 Burma army based in Tachileik. Toward the end of February there occurred a rare incident shooting in the Burma army military compound in Tachileik, Shan State, opposite Mae Sai, Thailand. According to the local sources who are familiar with the Burma army circle, the incident was related to methamphetamines ceased from drug dealers in which disputes occurred in unequal sharing among the top military elites.

Kachin MP calls for political solution to drug problem

Kachin MP calls for political solution to drug problem

Speaking on the 4th day of the 6th session of the Amyotha Hluttaw (National Assembly), Kachin State Constituency # 1 MP Khet Hting Nan laid the blame for the country’s being on the top opium producers list to internal discord since Independence in 1948, reported Hot News, 14-20 March issue.

UNODC welcomes cooperation from CSOs

UNODC welcomes cooperation from CSOs

On 7 March, SHAN had the honor to meet and interview Mr Jason Eligh, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC)’s country manager for the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, during his visit to Chiangmai.

Dope peddlers in khaki: Report

Dope peddlers in khaki: Report

Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF)’s latest report has accused both police and military authorities of “making money out of the (drug) issues, instead of trying to address them” and violating human rights in the process.

Fighting chance for ‘Mekong Godfather’

Fighting chance for ‘Mekong Godfather’

Convicted ‘godfather’ of Mekong Naw Kham still has a chance, though slim, of escaping a death sentence, according to sources on the border.

He had withdrawn his guilty plea in court on 20 December after being sentenced for the murder of 13 sailors on the Mekong on 5 October 2011.

Drug addiction # 1 popular grievance: SSA report

Drug addiction # 1 popular grievance: SSA report

Loi Taileng — According to a report filed by the Restoration Council of Shan State / Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) delegation that returned from a 52-day public consultation trip in December, doing away with drug addiction ranks # 1 in the people’s demands to the country’s leaders.

War on Drugs in Shan State

War on Drugs in Shan State

(Excerpts from RCSS/SSA report)

SHAN received a copy of the compilation of meeting minutes from Restoration Council of Shan State / Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) while visiting Loi Taileng, the movement’s headquarters, 15-19 January 2013.

Heroin returns to popular taste in the north

More than a decade after demand on it was eclipsed by the cheaper yaba (methamphetamine), heroin is gradually regaining acceptance among all three age groups in Namtu, where the Bawdwin silver mine is located, according to sources there.

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