Life in Ayeyarwady Region is low risk, high reward for the junta’s corrupt police officers, but they live in fear of being transferred to a conflict zone to replenish the Myanmar military’s dwindling ranks.
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Life in Ayeyarwady Region is low risk, high reward for the junta’s corrupt police officers, but they live in fear of being transferred to a conflict zone to replenish the Myanmar military’s dwindling ranks.
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.
With the next Union Peace Conference to begin in the coming weeks, an image of a grief-stricken grandmother provokes a reflection on the innocent civilian victims of decades of conflict among armed organisations in Myanmar.
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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