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Two Burma Army troops killed, two injured in fighting with Ta’ang Army

Two Burma Army troops were killed and two seriously injured during fighting with the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in Kyawkme township, northern Shan State on April 7.

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Australia's second largest drug bust.

Six men have been charged after police seized almost 3 tonnes of narcotics worth more than $1.5 billion in Australia's second largest drug bust.

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Burma Army continues troop deployment to SSPP/SSA areas, despite promising to withdraw

Despite a promise to the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) by the Burma Army’s Central Eastern Commander that government troops would be withdrawn from contested SSPP/SSA areas, troop reinforcements are still being sent into the area.

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Decreased fighting, increased tension: RCSS/SSA

According to the annual report submitted to the 15th annual meeting of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), 12-14 January, at its main base on the Thai-Burmese border, the number of clashes between the Burma Army and the SSA had dropped to a third of last year’s figur

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Burmese troops masquerading as construction workers

New Burmese army arrivals in contested areas around Wanhai, the headquarters of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Kehsi township, Loilem district, are changing their uniforms into civvies, as they enter the areas, according to sources from central Shan State.

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Qld Pharmacies working with Biala Needle Exchange

If you've been a junkie in Brisbane for the last five years or more, you have probably noticed the decline in availability of clean needles from chemists. 

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Drugs safety alarm raised for local patients

Author: Dan Harrison
Date: 08/01/2015
Words: 432
Source: Sydney Morning Herald


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Peace process in limbo, when ceasefire is a joke

Col Sao Swy Mangrai, Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), was asked during a meeting, “How’s the ceasefire going?” In response, he stretched out his arms like he was holding a gun and said, “Like this. Cease! (releases the trigger and lowers the gun) Fire!

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Queensland police tied to major drug trafficking

Hardly 'Breaking News', more a reminder that some things never really change.

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OxyContin has changed

Do you know someone who injects OxyContin? If so, they need to be aware that the pills are changing. From the start of April, they are being replaced with a new version, which is designed to prevent injecting use.