An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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UNODC has been working with Myanmar on anti-corruption activities since 2012 but has significantly scaled up its work this year with additional funding from Sweden. A major focus is ensuring Myanmar’s compliance with the UN Convention Against Corruption. Country manager Mr Troels Vester tells Frontier’s Thomas Kean about the need for the government to turn words into actions and the under-resourcing of the Anti-Corruption Commission.
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