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Confronting a legacy of crime and corruption in Myanmar’s illegal teak trade

Myanmar President U Win Myint stated that “The Union Government will take effective administrative steps to rectify the weak areas in fighting corruption.” A bold and welcome statement, but no President, Minister or Ministry alone has the power to fight the deep cancer destroying all parts of Myanmar’s fragile future – corruption.

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Hiatus in timber smuggling from Myanmar to China

Monitoring of key crossing points along the Myanmar-China border by EIA reveals a sharp downturn in the volume of illegal timber smuggled between the two countries in the past six months since we released the report Organised Chaos, documenting surging illicit trade in logs via the land border between Myanmar and China