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Title: Shan Drug Watch Newsletter, Issue 5, June 2012
Date of publication: 26 June 2012
Description/subject: Political settlement: A win-win solution for all... 2011-12 opium season: More output... More poppy destroyed, more grown... Mekong godfather run down ... Burma Army makes record seizure but owner gets away... Chemists displaced by war moving east... Drug use unstoppable in Shan State North... SSA: Cooperation from Burma Army essential against drugs... Drug production and abuse come together... Book Review: The Hunt for Khun Sa
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.)
Format/size: pdf (1.49MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 July 2012

Title: Shan Drug Watch Newsletter, Issue 4, October 2011
Date of publication: October 2011
Description/subject: Message to the Reader... Countdown to 2014... Results of SDW opium survey: 2010-2011 season... 2010-2011: The best output in 3 years ... Poppy fields return to the north ... How to deal in drugs without fear ... Naw Kham: Who is he serving? ... Druglords in Parliament ... Restless neighbors ... Loan wolves ... Crop substitution for whom? ... Rising drug use ... How drugs are taken ... Taking action against offenders
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.)
Format/size: pdf (1.85MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 July 2012

Title: Shan Drug Watch Newsletter Issue 3, October 2010
Date of publication: October 2010
Description/subject: Contents: Message from the Editor; Acreage up, output down; Junta’s drug elimination plan way behind schedule; Results of S.H.A.N.’s survey of opium cultivation during the 2009-2010 season; Burma Army “draws pay from the hills”; Drug-free Burma by 2014?; Lower opium prices despite poor harvest; Junta militias stepping into the Wa vacuum; Poor addicts face jail, rich go free; Wa still the whipping boy of the Triangle; Rise of the new “politically correct” drug bosses; Yaba flooding Shan State; Crop substitution for whom? Drug smugglers using ever new tricks
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.)
Format/size: pdf (1.27MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.english.panglong.org/images/stories/independence/Shan-Drug-Watch-2010.pdf
Date of entry/update: 02 October 2010

Title: Shan Drug Watch Newsletter Issue 2, June 2009
Date of publication: June 2009
Description/subject: Contents: Ten Years After (S.H.A.N evaluates the first decade of the 15-year drug eradication policy undertaken by Burma’s ruling State Peace and Development Council in 1999)... Evaluating SPDC’s 15-year master drug elimination plan (After ten years, according to S.H.A.N research, the regime has failed to eradicate opium in 29 of the 51 targeted townships)... Update for 2007-2008 (S.H.A.N summarizes developments in Burma’s drug trade from June 26, 2007 to June 26, 2008 so as to provide an update to our 2007 Drug Watch newsletter)... Wa vow to hang on ("According to a Shan Drug Watch interview on 18 April, 2009, the Wa are finding it increasingly difficult to return to poppy cultivation...")... Want to pluck the moon? Try glue sniffing ("Glue sniffing has been becoming a new phenomenon among youth in Shan State replacing other drugs, according to several sources...")... Generals’ offspring involved in drug scandal ... Naw Kham - Back in action ("On 18 February 2009, a Chinese cargo ship on the Mekong was shot up and one of its crew members killed and at least three others wounded: The blame was placed on Naw Kham, 48, a former Mong Tai Army (MTA) officer, who has been running a protection racket in the Golden Triangle, where Burma, Laos and Thailand meet. Until 2007, the Burmese side of the Triangle was an operational area of the anti- Naypyitaw Shan State Army (SSA) “South”. But during the year, the SSA was chased out by the Burma Army. The resultant vacuum was filled up by Naw Kham, who had become a pro-junta militia chief, and later went underground in 2006...")
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.)
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.english.panglong.org/images/stories/reports/shan-drug-watch-2009.pdf
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2009

Title: Shan Drug Watch Newsletter Issue 1, June 2007
Date of publication: June 2007
Description/subject: Wa sacrifice at what price? Two years on, the opium ban in the Wa region is causing growing social problems... Smell of drug trade lingers in Panghsang: Millions of pills continue to be traded behind closed doors in the Wa capital... Burma Army members increasingly turning to poppygrowing: Cash-strapped Burmese soldiers are now not only taxing but also growing opium... Opium ban drives Wa into drug fugitive Wei's hands: Facing financial difficulty after the opium ban, Wa leaders have resorted to appointing druglord Wei Hsuehkang in charge of trade in the Wa area... Druglord given public land: Wei Hsuehkang has been presented 2,000 acres of land seized from local farmers by the junta... Flying the Burmese flag to sell drugs: A pro-junta militia on the China-Burma border is openly selling drugs to Chinese customers... The politics of drug eradication in Shan State: A map showing political divisions in northern Shan State gives the lie to UNODC claims that areas under Burma Army control are mostly poppy-free... Really poppy-free? A random survey by SHAN finds ongoing poppy-growing in northern Shan townships designated as "poppy-free" by UNODC... More opium output in the north: Opium output has increased in areas of northern Shan State controlled by the Burma Army and its allies... Druglord appointed Namkham USDA leader: Notorious Chinese druglord Pansay Kyaw Myint is rewarded for his loyalty to SPDC leaders... A model of SPDC drug eradication? Photos of Special Region # 4 in E Shan State reveal the continuing gulf between rich and poor despite being proclaimed a successful drug eradication area by SPDC... Poppy areas swell in Shan State deep south: Opium growing areas have swelled by 50% in Hsihseng, Mawkmai and Faikhun townships during the past season.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.)
Format/size: pdf (627K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.english.panglong.org/images/stories/independence/shan-drug-watch-2007.pdf
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2007