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NEWS- Myanmar, UN Discuss Drug Erad
NOTE: We MUST contact Pino Arlacchi of the UNDCP to tell/show him the
errors of his ways.
1) If the people had a better plant other than poppies to make money
with so they can buy food, this would help lessen the problems.
2) Many groups make money to buy weapons to fight the SLORC/ SPDC. If
the SLORC/ SPDC gives up and creates a peaceful country, then the money
from the drugs wouldn't be needed as it is now.
Myanmar, UN Discuss Drug Eradication
YANGON (May 12) XINHUA - Visiting United Nations officials
are exploring with Myanmar counterparts ways for
eradication of narcotic drugs.
Assistant Secretary General of the U.N. and Executive
Director of the UNDCP (United Nations Drug Control
Program) Pino Arlacchi and his party are now on a visit to
Pino and Major General Soe Win, secretary of the Myanmar
Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control and Director
General of the Police Force, held discussions on the matter
Monday, official The New Light of Myanmar newspaper
The UNDCP plans to draft a 10-year project for the
elimination of poppy cultivation and development of opium
substitute undertakings in Myanmar, which was also
discussed during the visit of another UNDCP mission, led by
project planning senior consultant John Leake, in March,
according to an earlier official report.
Myanmar has been cooperating with the UNDCP in drug
elimination in four projects of integrated rural development in
remote eastern Shan state's Mongyang and Tachilek and
Southern Wa region's Wan Ho Tao since 1994. Three of the
projects were completed in 1996 and 1997 and the
remaining one is to be implemented this year.
The UNDCP has also been involved in some multilateral
anti-drug cooperation projects between Myanmar and its