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  1. Rangoun croît au milieu du trafic d’opium

    17 December 2015
    In the media

    L'Hebdo - La culture du pavot, utilisé pour produire de l’héroïne, a explosé en Birmanie ces dernières années. L’argent issu de la drogue a servi à alimenter le boom immobilier qui secoue notamment la capitale du pays, depuis son ouverture par le régime militaire en 2011.

  2. The Opium Farmers of Myanmar

    16 December 2015
    In the media

    The Fix - The most recent figures, released in 2014 by UNODC, show that poppy cultivation has more than doubled since 2006. A report by the Transnational Institute (TNI) sheds light on the reasons behind this increase.

  3. Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum report published today

    14 December 2015
    Press release

    Today the Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum released the report of its third meeting. The report stresses that farmers grow opium to ensure food security for their families and to provide for basic needs, and to have access to health and education. According to the report, "The large majority of opium farmers are not rich and grow it for their survival. Therefore, they should not be treated as criminals."

  4. Third Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum

    14 December 2015
    Report

    Current drug control polices in South-east Asia are repressive and criminalise opium farmers, greatly affecting the lives of communities cultivating opium. Most policy responses – including from some armed opposition groups – focus on eradication of poppy fields and the implementation of strict bans on opium cultivation.

  5. The drug war in the Myanmar's mountains

    06 November 2015
    In the media

    IRIN - The reasons behind Myanmar’s six decades of ethnic warfare are many and varied, but General “Robert” Ar Nyun can tell you in a word why his group began fighting the government four years ago: drugs.

  6. Declaración del Tercer Foro de Cultivadores de Opio de Myanmar

    20 October 2015
    Declaration

    Los cultivadores de opio y los representantes de las comunidades de agricultores de opio se reunieron en septiembre de 2015 para hablar sobre las políticas de drogas que afectan sus vidas y plantear recomendaciones.

  7. Ruling party MPs return guns, alleged drug ties to 2015 race

    07 October 2015
    In the media

    The Irrawaddy - This November, several pro-government militia leaders elected in Burma’s 2010 election are seeking a return to office on the Union Solidarity and Development Party ticket.

  8. Statement of the 3rd Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum

    25 September 2015
    Declaration

    On 11 and 12 September 2015 opium farmers and representatives of opium farming communities from Kayah State, Shan State, Kachin State and Chin State, came together in Upper Myanmar to discuss the drug policies affecting their lives. Following from the discussions the farmers issued a statement with recommendations to policy makers nationally and internationally.

  9. တတိယအႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ဘိန္းစိုက္ေတာင္သူမ်ား ညီလာခံ၏ ထုတ္ျပန္ ေၾကညာခ်က္

    25 September 2015
    Declaration

    ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၁၁ မွ ၁၂ ရက္ေန႔အထိ ကယားျပည္နယ္၊ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္၊ ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ႏွင့္ ခ်င္းျပည္နယ္ရွိ ဘိန္းစိုက္ေတာင္သူအသိုက္အ ၀န္းမ်ားမွ ဘိန္းစိုက္ေတာင္သူမ်ားႏွင့္ ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားမွ အထက္ျမန္မာျပည္၌ အတူတကြေတြ႔ဆံုစည္းေ၀း၍ မိမိတို႔ကို သက္ေရာက္ထိခိုက္လ်က္ရွိသည့္ မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးဆိုင္ရာမူ၀ါဒမ်ားအေပၚ ေဆြးေႏြးသံုးသပ္ခဲ့ၾကသည္။ ယင္းေဆြး ေႏြးပြဲရလဒ္အေနျဖင့္ ႏိုင္ငံအတြင္းႏွင့္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာရွိ မူ၀ါဒခ်မွတ္သူမ်ားအတြက္ အႀကံျပဳေထာက္ခံခ်က္မ်ားပါရွိသည့္ ေၾကညာခ်က္တစ္ေစာင္ကို ထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့ၾက သည္။

  10. China's drug habit fuels return of the Golden Triangle

    17 September 2015
    In the media

    BBC News - By the end of this year Myanmar should have been free of narcotics. Instead, production of opium is soaring and the East Asian country, once part of the fabled Golden Triangle, is the second largest producer in the world. Axel Kronholm investigates why.

  11. ‘Drug Free’ ASEAN by 2015?

    08 August 2015
    In the media

    The Diplomat - There is a growing consensus within the region that the war on drugs has failed.

  12. The Land-Drugs Nexus in Myanmar

    Tom Kramer
    06 August 2015
    Multi-media

    Farmers in Myanmar use opium as a cash crop, “because they cannot grow enough food to feed their families for the whole year”.

  13. TNI: Peace process raises hope for more effective and human drug policies

    10 June 2015
    In the media

    Shan Herald Agency for News - The Transnational Institute, has released another report saying the ongoing peace process has raised hope for more effective drug policies.

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    TNI: Peace process raises hope for more effective and human drug policies

    10 June 2015
    In the media

    Shan Herald Agency for News - The Transnational Institute, has released another report saying the ongoing peace process has raised hope for more effective drug policies.

  15. The Current State of Counternarcotics Policy and Drug Reform Debates in Myanmar

    • Tom Kramer
    01 May 2015
    Report

    Are Myanmar's current drug policies effective? How do they impact important issues such as human rights, sustainable development, ethnic conflict, and the peace process?

  16. Towards a Healthier Legal Environment

    • Ernestien Jensema, Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer, Nang Pann Ei Kham, Gloria Lai, Tripti Tandon
    16 February 2015
    Report

    The decision of the Myanmar Government to review drug laws 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.

  17. Myanmar Returns to What Sells: Heroin

    Thomas Fuller
    03 January 2015
    In the media

    A decade ago, Myanmar seemed on course to wipe out the opium fields and heroin jungle labs along its eastern border, the notorious Golden Triangle. Today, valley after valley in these mist-shrouded mountains is covered with resplendent opium poppies, tended by farmers who perch on steep hillsides to harvest the plant’s sticky, intoxicating sap.

  18. Repressive policies only stoking Asean's drug problem

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    10 June 2014
    Article

    The strategy of Asean's 10 member countries to become "drug free" by 2015 is failing dramatically. In the last decade, opium cultivation in the region has doubled, drug use -- especially of methamphetamines, a powerful synthetic stimulant -- has increased significantly, and there remain strong links between drugs, conflict, crime and corruption.

  19. Heroin returns to Golden Triangle

    02 June 2014
    In the media

    Poppy cultivation has rapidly expanded in the Myanmar and Laos parts of the Golden Triangle, to feed new demands for heroin, chiefly in China, according to a report released Monday.
    "After a decade of decline, Southeast Asia is now once again a major opium growing region," it claims.

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