Think tank welcomes Myanmar’s illegal drug law review

18 February 2015
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Mizzima - The Washington DC-based [sic] Transnational Institute has welcomed the Myanmar government’s recent decision to review their largely outdated drugs and related laws, according to a press release announcing the publication of a new report on February 16.

The think tank has just published a report entitled, “Towards a Healthier Legal Environment: A Review of Myanmar’s Drug Laws,” which examines the challenges faced in tackling the rampant illegal drug production and consumption problems in the country – a crisis so bad that the country is second only to Afghanistan worldwide when it comes to illegal drug production.

The decision of the Myanmar Government to review the law is not only timely but also offers a prospect to improve the drugs legislation and to ensure that the laws address drug-related problems in the country more effectively, according to the Transnational Institute.

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