Press Conference held on Myanmar’s narcotics eradication


Conference held on Myanmar’s narcotics eradication


( 10th August, 1999 ) 


YANGON, 10 Aug-Press Conference on eradication of narcotic drugs in

Myanmar was held this evening at No 2 Tatmadaw Guest House of the Ministry of Defence.


Present on the occasion were Deputy Minister for Information Brig-Gen Aung Thein,

specially invited

guests, military attaches in Yangon led by Dean of the Military Attache

Corps Military Attache of the Russian Embassy Col Vladimir I Kontchakov.


Deputy Chief of Office of the Strategic Studies Deputy Director of Defence Services

Intelligence Brig-Gen Kyaw

Win delivered an address.


Head of Department of Office of the Strategic Studies Col Thein Swe explained the

policies of the Ce4tral Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC), progress in conducting

drug eradication tasks in Myanmar, cooperation with the national races groups which have


peace with the government and cooperation

with the neighbours.


He said the Nation and Bangkok Post dailies of Thailand issued slanderous news on

Myanmar to disparage Myanmar’s anti-narcotics campaigns. General Secretary of ONCB Mr

Payont Pantsri told Bangkok Post that Thailand and Myanmar are co-operating in

anti-narcotics campaigns with full understanding; and no officials had said such

slanderous things. He said a letter of complaint, warning the dailies not to report any

false information in the future had been sent to them.



Photo Gallery