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EIA rebuttal to biased and incorrect allegations in Myanmar media re State of Corruption report

On 1 July 2019, Eleven Media Group published an article entitled “EIA Exposed – the campaign against Myanmar’s teak trade accused of making false allegations against innocent timber trader”. Although the article is labelled as an interview, it reads more like a biased opinion piece and is riddled with inaccuracies and falsehoods. In this letter, […]

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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.