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Residents in Mon State say drug use among young people is getting worse and a programme led by the New Mon State Party aimed at combatting drug abuse is facing capacity constraints.
Despite Myanmar’s nationwide commercial logging ban in 2016, illegal loggers continue to find work cutting down trees with chainsaws, imported largely from China and often obtained illegally and used without training or protective gear, according to a months-long investigation by Mongabay.

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