War On Drugs

Myanmar: Meth capital of the world

Shan State’s massive methamphetamine manufacturing and trafficking business thrives on its proximity to supplies of precursors from across the Chinese border.

12 January 2019

Politics with a dash of murder

A recent spate of public assassinations of local officials in broad daylight brought the spotlight back on political killings in the country, now dubbed the “murder capital of Asia”.

16 December 2018

More mayoral murders

Over 30 people were killed in the run-up to the 2016 elections; 22 candidates were killed in this year’s election of village officials.

3 October 2018