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Tikka Hun: Pictures Worth a Thousand Words By

Tikka Hun, a graphic facilitator from Malaysia, is an artist who has become well known for her skill, speed and comprehension.

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Sayadaw U Nayaka’s achievements on free and progressive education are matched by his determination to accomplish even more.

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Nai Ngwe Thein, 93, is one of probably only a few people alive today to have witnessed the immediate aftermath of Gen. Aung San’s assassination.

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The rapidly expanding Muse trade hub is falling prey to the scourge of Burma’s other proposed SEZs: skyrocketing land prices and loss of tenure rights.

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As a soldier, an exile and a mother, Arakanese rebel Saw Mra Razar Lin brings a lot to the negotiating table.

Time to Return Home? By

With nascent political changes taking place in Myanmar, dissidents in exile face a tough choice on whether to return.

Love of the Lingo By

Renowned Myanmar language teacher John Okell is still inspiring students, five decades on.

Malaria Battle Set to Ramp Up By

Drug-resistant malaria may be “jumping” from place to place, or “popping up” independently—either way the strategy to fight it in Myanmar is taking on a new urgency.

Why India’s Medical Schools Are Plagued with Fraud By ,

Over one in six of India’s medical schools have been accused of cheating, while about 45 percent of those practicing medicine have no formal training.

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Despite being a world away from their former homes, the Karen youth of San Diego vividly remember the poverty and privation of their childhood.

How the West Was Won By

The Western policy of engagement with Myanmar has been touted as a success, but for whom?

At Wathann Film Festival, an Eye for the Independent By

For half a decade, organizers of the Wathann Film Festival have been encouraging independent filmmakers to elevate the standards of Burmese cinema.

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A decidedly quiet spirit festival in Sagaing Division’s Thar Dun village honors a local deity with a very unusual offering.

Pray Away the Pain: Going Cold Turkey in Kachin By

Inside one of Myitkyina’s faith-based drug treatment centers, where tough love and bible studies are the weapons against addiction and withdrawal.

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For Naw Eh Wah and her handmade jewelry shop Amazing Grace, a kind of affirmative action dictates the hiring process.

Returned Fisherman’s 10 Years of Indonesian Misery By

After failing his matriculation exam and a fight with his parents, Myan Myo Myint ran away from home. He wouldn’t see his family again for a decade.

Nargis Hero Wins Florence Nightingale Medal By

Hatgyi Island nurse Sa Naing Naing Tun last week received long overdue recognition for his courageous actions during the Nargis disaster.

Beaten, Jailed, Bailed: Letpadan Crackdown Victim’s Harrowing Ordeal By

The photo of 16-year-old Aung Min Khaing desperately fleeing a dozen baton-wielding police officers has become the defining image of the crackdown on student protesters in Letpadan.

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A determined group of Kachin youth face an uphill battle to eradicate drugs from their community.

The Core Issues Not Addressed By

More levelheaded observers to the Mar. 31 draft ceasefire agreement have pointed out that the event was nothing more than a small step in a long process.





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