EU study boost fight against illegal wildlife trade in Mekong region

The European Union has launched an intensive study about the illegal wildlife trade in the Greater Mekong Region and its threat to biodiversity. The report, entitled “Larger than Tigers”, hopes to encourage the Greater Mekong countries, which include Myanmar, to intensify efforts against the illegal wildlife ...

The Fight with China Over the Mekong River Basin

Countries in the Mekong River Basin, notably those located in the lower part of the river – Asia’s seventh longest – are in need of a collective strategy to secure their future, given China’s control of the upstream part and ongoing changes in global geopolitics. ...

Drug prevention fight a cross-border effort, Mekong countries confirm

Representatives from Laos, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam gathered in Vientiane on Friday for the opening of a centre that will foster close cooperation and support for the fight against illicit drugs in the region. []Speaking at the ceremony, Major General Somvang said: “Currently, drug ...

Myanmar's Anti-Corruption Fight Gathers Steam

Myanmar’s anti-corruption commission has in recent weeks sued a senior bureaucrat and begun investigating a disgraced minister, indicating a crackdown on corruption promised by the government is finally happening. Often criticized as weak and unambitious, the commission’s stepped-up efforts suggest the Southeast Asian country is ...

Policymakers meet to fight drug menace in Mekong countries

The two-day conference on the Mekong Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU) on Drug Control kicked off in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday to discuss  current drug trends and to negotiate a new strategy.  Senior drug policy leaders from the Mekong region – Cambodia, China, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand ...

Mekong Delta ready for fight against climate change

As hot weather peaks this month in southern Việt Nam, authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong Delta) region are stepping up efforts to cope with forest fires and salinisation as a response to climate change.    Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Myanmar vows to work with region in fight against counterfeit drugs

Myanmar has vowed to cooperate with countries in the region to combat transnational distributors of counterfeit medicine, the Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. []A workshop will be held on fighting counterfeit medicine in the Greater Mekong Subregion, at which laws, policies and implementation of steps to ...

Myanmar Times Reporter

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