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Aussie academic detained in Myanmar

Australian academic Sean Turnell, who was an economic adviser to Myanmar’s overthrown leader, has been detained following the military coup. The development comes just days after former state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested. The Macquarie University professor began living ...

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ANU professor wrong on Burma drugs, says UN

A United Nations representative has dismissed a claim by ANU professor Des Ball that a major factor in the growth of opium cultivation in Burma has been ceasefire deals struck between the military government and armed ethnic groups. The regional ...

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ANU professor takes on UN over Burma drugs report

Australian National University academic Des Ball has declared his own war on drugs with the UN. Professor Ball, who works at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at ANU has been following and documenting the illicit drug trade in Burma ...

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