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Nach den aktuellen Pressemitteilungen wird der Hintergrund des Attentatsversuch gegen Thaksin in der Yabah Szene gesehen.
Offensichtlich wollen die Manager des Yabah Geschäftes keine unnötigen Störungen.
Da durch eine erfolgreiche Verstrickungspolitik viele von dem Yabah Geschäft profitieren, ist man an einer neuen Thaksin Politik nicht interessiert.

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- Asiaweek schreibt :
. Drugs are everywhere in Thailand, and not just in the slums of Bangkok. They are just as likely to be found in school playgrounds and in factories, as well as in pubs, clubs and brothels. They have even been discovered in the toilets of parliament. Ya ba and ya ee - speed and ecstasy tablets - abound, smuggled in from Myanmar.

Big money is what drives people from all walks of life into the drug trade. But it is not just the typical Godfathers and nakleng (thugs) that run the business. Local and national government officials, soldiers, policemen and businessmen are involved. And if the Office of the Narcotics Control Board is to be believed, so are politicians - even some members of Prime Minister Thaksin´s own government. Embarrassed by such an allegation, the government denies it.

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EDITORIAL: Honesty would launch a real war on drugs
The Nation 8.3 2001

IT is customary for an incoming government to talk tough on drugs.
After all, the Thai public regards the aggravating drug situation as
one of the most serious problems facing the country. If opinion polls
are anything to go by, it seems that only public concern about a
possible economic slowdown ranks higher than the scourge of drugs -
one that appears to have spun out of control over the past several
years.

At the upcoming drug conference in Chiang Rai over the weekend, Prime
Minister Thaksin Shinawatra can be expected to deliver yet another
eloquent anti-drug speech not much different from those of his
predecessors. Or he could go a step further and declare an all-out war
against drug cartels and their powerful allies.

For some time the idea of an all-out drug war has been broached by
anti-drug officials who are exasperated by the failure of previous
administrations to curb the growth of the illicit drug trade and by
the apparent epidemic proportions of drug addiction, particularly
amphetamine abuse, among young people.

Another group of people who are eager for a piece of the action of the
drug war are the armed forces who had not been involved in anti-drug
operations until recently. Some advocates of the drug war approach
sincerely believe that Thailand has come to a point where nothing
short of an aggressive mobilisation of manpower and resources can
stamp out the hideous trade. Others are just plain greedy for
additional funds which they would be allowed to spend at their
discretion.

The problem with anti-drug operations in this country has always been
the lack of political will by the government to root out the drug
cartels which have over the years grown in power and expanded their
evil webs of connection to influential politicians and men in uniform.
It comes as little surprise, then, that politicians and anti-drug
officials like to measure their performance in the fight against drugs
by the number of small-time traffickers and peddlers they put in jail.
This approach may be convenient but certainly does not accurately
reflect the effectiveness of the anti-drug operations, which require
costly inputs in terms of manpower and taxpayers´ money.

For an anti-drug operation to be called successful, suppression on the
supply side of drugs (producers, traffickers, peddlers) should lead to
a corresponding reduction in the demand side (drug addicts). But this
is not happening. The number of drug users in Thailand has not gone
down. Drug abusers, particularly of amphetamines for recreational
purposes, has increased exponentially over the years.

Things keep getting worse. The drug problem, which was once confined
to people from certain social and economic backgrounds or from certain
occupational groups, has suddenly become an epidemic that encompasses
all classes and age-groups.

Even now, law enforcement authorities continue to concentrate their
efforts and resources on trying to reduce the supply of drugs, while
not paying enough attention to reducing demand.

Instilling a stronger sense of self-discipline among youths through an
improved educational system and by promoting healthy family bonds are
arguably the most important precautions against drugs. But these
measures are also the most difficult to implement and their outcome
would not become perceptible for years.

That explains the tendency by law enforcement officials to play along
with politicians in power, whose only concern is to score political
points. Easy credit can be scored by politicians in charge of
anti-drug operations by requiring law enforcers to concentrate on
arresting small fry. Many law enforcers are only too eager to pander
to this showmanship approach.

For a government that is not doing anything differently, to talk about
a drug war is both cheap and ineffective. But there is the danger that
tough talk on drugs will be followed by ill-conceived plans to create
a costly drug war industry. A worrying trend is that certain "drug
tsar" aspirants want to get as many government agencies as possible
involved, including those that do not know the first thing about
drugs, to create an impression of a grandiose endeavour.

In this difficult economic time, the existing resources at the
disposal of anti-drug authorities must be used wisely and
cost-effectively. Indeed, the war against drugs should and could be
launched with much simpler virtues such as an unshakeable political
will and honest leadership.

To really get a drug war started only requires that the head of each
government agency charged with drug suppression make a real effort to
rid their organisations of corrupt elements without fear or favour.
Now that would be a really big challenge worth discussing at the
Chiang Rai conference.
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Die thailändischen Behörden haben nun ihre Erkenntnisse veröffentlicht, was die burmesische Stadt Mong Yawn, welche direkt an der thailändischen Grenze liegt, angeht.

Die gesamte Stadt ist zu einem einzigen Drogenherstellungslabor umgewandelt worden, wo nun 50.000 Menschen ausschließlich für die Drogenproduktion arbeiten.

Sie gehört nun zum Gebiet von Burma´s United Wa State Army (UWSA), die mit der burmesischen Regierung ein Abkommen geschlossen hat.

Danach übernimmt die UWSA die Jagd auf ethnische ´Rebellen´ in Burma, und ist mit der burmesischen Regierung im Partnerschaftsverhältnis.
Dafür stehen ihnen Gebiete in Burma zu, in denen sie ihre Yabah Fabriken aufbauen können.
Mittlerweile gibt es in Mong Yawn mehrere First Class Hotels, ein großes Krankenhaus und aufwendige hydroelektrische Anlagen.

Stellt sich abschließend die Frage, ob Burma damit für die neue Bush Regierung zu einem ´Schurkenstaat´ wird, und ob dies dann auch für Thailand sehr vorteilhaft wäre.

Quelle :
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/new/hd1.shtml
 
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Die burmesische Regierung hat Thailand gruenes Licht gegeben, um Stellungen der United Wa State Army anzugreifen.
Solange keine Thai Truppen in Burma landen, ist es fuer Burma kein Problem.
Wa Soldaten waren in Thailand einmarschiert und hatten Stellungen in Besitz genommen, um die Yabah Transportwege in Thailand besser schuetzen zu koennen.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/today/140501_News02.html
 
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