April 26, 2012

Thein Sein's Drug Problem

Brian McCartan, Asia Times

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As President Thein Sein's government strives to earn his long isolated country greater international respectability, its support for militias and their role in narcotics trafficking is one prickly issue his reform agenda has so far failed to address. As Western countries suspend their sanctions and prepare to invest in the country, they will no doubt want assurances that their new ventures are not linked to Myanmar's still booming drug trade.

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TAGGED: Burma, Myanmar, War on Drugs, Thein Sein

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