The United States claimed it foiled a plot by an alleged Yakuza boss to sell weapons-grade plutonium sourced by an ethnic armed group in Myanmar, but experts say the story doesn’t add up.
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The United States claimed it foiled a plot by an alleged Yakuza boss to sell weapons-grade plutonium sourced by an ethnic armed group in Myanmar, but experts say the story doesn’t add up.
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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