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Title: Drugs, Generals and Neighbors
Date of publication: June 2001
Description/subject: Drug production, once the domain of insurgents fighting against Rangoon, has become the cornerstone of the mainstream economy. Burma's reputation as a major drug producer is well earned, despite the ruling junta's insistence that it is doing everything in its powers to combat the trade in narcotics. Aung Zaw finds out from drug-industry insiders how the business flourishes under military rule, and examines its impact on relations with Burma's neighbors.
Author/creator: Aung Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol 9. No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: How Junta Protects Mr Heroin
Date of publication: 08 April 2001
Description/subject: John Sweeney in Rangoon uncovers the links between Burma's drug barons and a repressive regime that likes to trumpet to the world its tough anti-drugs policy
Author/creator: John Sweeney
Source/publisher: The Observer
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Above it all
Date of publication: February 2001
Description/subject: "Burmese banks are thriving, even as the country’s economy suffers its worst slump in years. Their secret, say businessmen in the know, is the nexus of generals and drug lords..."
Author/creator: Maung Maung Oo
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 9, No. 2
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Betting on the Border
Date of publication: September 2000
Description/subject: "The popularity of cross-border casinos is proving to be problematic for the Thai Government, which is having enough trouble controlling the local gambling industry.
Author/creator: Helen Anderson & Pat Brown/Chaeng Saen, Poipet
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 8. No. 9
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Labor Practices Draw Fresh Fire
Date of publication: July 2000
Description/subject: A month after the United Nations' International Labor Organization issued an ultimatum to Burma's ruling junta to end its use of forced labor within five months or face expulsion, the country's dismal labor record has come under renewed scrutiny on other fronts.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 8. No. 7
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.irrawaddy.org/print_article.php?art_id=701
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003