Analysis of the RCSS’s joint pilot drug eradication project with UNODC and the Thein Sein government

The experience of RCSS in attempting to carry out the joint drug eradication project indicates that the agreement is on paper only and the government has no intention of cooperating on drug eradication.

Although RCSS has been maintaining its contact person to keep in touch with the CCDAC and UNODC for the crop substitution and drug eradication program for a year, the CCDAC has never made any official contact.

The government’s failure to adhere to its agreement is affecting trust building in the peace process.

This analysis paper supports the above conclusion and describes the attempts by RCSS to implement a pilot drug eradication project jointly with the UNODC and the Thein Sein government, under the RCSS’s ceasefire agreement. Over a year since it was agreed upon, the project has been delayed due to lack of cooperation from the government at different levels. This experience is affecting trust building in the peace process.

To read more,

RCSS drug analysis in English

RCSS drug analysis in Burmese

RCSS drug analysis in Thai

RCSS drug analysis in Tai


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Journey of RCSS Anti-Narcotic Activities

RCSS new booklet report, "Journey of RCSS Anti-Narcotic Activities" (2013)

RCSS Anti Narcotic Division publishes a new report called “Journey of RCSS Anti-Narcotic Activities” in three languages – Shan, Burmese and English. A press conference about it is to be held soon with additional information on narcotic drugs, however, the date and location has not yet been confirmed.

The report states about RCSS Anti-Narcotic Activities both before and during the ceasefire. RCSS has been adopting the anti-drug policy since its founding as its military wing “Shan State Army” had initiatively been combating on narcotic drugs and destroying several drug refineries along the Thai-Shan border. 

And during the ceasefire, it continues to adopt anti-drug policy and pledges to cooperate with the government and all the stakeholders both inside and outside Shan State. As a token of its “Good Relationship and Cooperating Information in Anti-Narcotic”, both before and during the ceasefire, RCSS received a “Golden Eagle Award” conferred by Privy Counselor, General Pijit Kullevanich of Thailand on 23 June 2012.

Therefore, this is a collection of some of the activities taken by RCSS in the form of a booklet to be shared with the public and raise awareness on narcotic drugs. Narcotic drug is dangerous to all in the world and RCSS believes that total eradication of narcotic drugs can be achieved only through cooperation from all the stakeholders concerned.

Thus it urges sincere and full cooperation from all in working together to address the urgent need for total drug eradication through drug eradication plan and crop substitution projects while at the same time political negotiation to find the right solution is also in the process.

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