BRIEF – Kachins mark anti-drugs day

Members of the Kachin Baptist Church and local youth organisations on Friday marked the first Kachin Anti-Narcotics Day by staging prayers in towns in Kachin and northern Shan states, including Myitkyina, Mogaung, Hopin, Laiza and Lashio. The groups say they will continue to recognise 25 April as a local anti-drugs date to raise awareness about the increasing drug problem among Kachin youths.