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Convincing international community biggest challenge for war-on-drugs critics: researcher

The Burmese military is clearly involved in the drug production and trade in Burma but convincing the international community would be the most daunting task, according to a British researcher speaking to researchers in Chiangmai last week.

 

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Yawdserk says he wants to step down

Lt-Gen Yawdserk, Chairman of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), during the 5 day annual meeting of its Central Committee which concluded yesterday, 13 January, had expressed his desire to step down from his 18 year long leadership.

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Golden Jubilee of Shan State Army founding to be held at SSA HQ

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Shan State Army (SSA) in 1964 is to be observed at the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) base in Wanhai, Kehsi  township, Southern Shan State, according to invitations issued and distributed on the Thai-Burma border.

 

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PS Hoffman's Death

In all the articles I have read after Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, two ideas/stories added something worthwhile

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Drug trade consolidating Burmese Army control over Shan State

By offering drugs as financial means to local militias, the Burma Army has been successfully extending its grip inside areas hitherto denied by rebel presence, says a recent case study by Ph.D candidate.

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Naloxone/Overdose Seminar

Naloxone/Overdose Seminar (Naloxone Distribution Project)

A harm reduction initiative for Brisbane’s opiate users.

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Sewage measures drug usage

An interesting article on a scientist's collation of data on drug levels in sewage - showing weekend spikes in recreationals and a steady dose of methadone - what I would have expected.

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Junkie or Junkee?

A friend's post on f/book sent me to http://junkee.com/ a magazine style website with an ABC flavour with Chris Lilley and Bill Bailey (Bent Books) pieces. See what the competition is up to? Competition for a name but the style is quite different of course.

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Govt militias say poppies can be grown until 2019

The government may be launching poppy destruction campaigns to please the foreign governments, but the real fact is that farmers have also been told they are free to grow opium poppies until 2019, according to sources visiting the border.

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