With Mon National Day commemorated this week, ethnic Mon reporter Yen Snaing delves into Myanmar’s complicated linguistic heritage and the legacy that lingers on.
Lured by false promises of employment, women and girls from Myanmar, including ethnic Ta’ang, continue to be trafficked to China.
Faced with staggering addiction rates and inaction from the Burma Army, villagers in Shan State have begun their own battle against the drug trade.
Nestled between lush green mountain tops and surrounded by spectacular scenery, Halockhani has been a home for thousands of Mon internally displaced persons for decades.
Opium addiction has claimed the lives of almost every male villager in Kanzam, northern Chin State.
The sport suffered from lack of investment under military rule in Burma, but that is changing as foreign funds flow into the country.
A Buddhist pagoda and an elderly woman are among the last traces of a group of mysterious Myanmar migrants.
Kim Seong-baek, a disabled South Korean, was trafficked into slavery on a remote island salt-field. He ran the first chance he got.
For almost a decade following the devastation wrought by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, Aye Pu thought her daughter’s body had been lost at sea.
After a temporary eviction by authorities, port laborers and their families face the daunting task of rebuilding their homes around the Mandalay foreshore.
A small but determined group left Rangoon by wheelchair on a 17-day journey to raise awareness about rights of people living with disabilities in Burma.
A Myitkyina park once used for celebrations has taken on a more somber air as the civil war in Kachin State grinds on.
Dozens of young men from poor villages in Shan State work as sex workers in gay show bars in northern Thailand’s largest city.
A monastery in Karenni State offers children from a cornucopia of minorities in the region a chance at education that they might otherwise not get.
Hundreds gather at the headquarters of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army to debate the future of the ethnic Karen people’s rebel armed forces.
One apartment building, two stairwells, 12 apartments and their 60 or so residents offer a portrait of Rangoon as Burma stands at a historical precipice.
The motorway from Rangoon to Bagan is breathtaking and the attractions rewarding, but improving infrastructure will help travelers love Burma even more.
Hats hold meaning in Burma’s Parliament, embodying political allegiances, accomplishments and failures of a nation transitioning from a half-century of dictatorship to democracy.
Rohingya Muslims in Myebon are both hopeful and uncertain as some ostensibly receive citizenship rights for the first time under the government’s national verification program.
One woman’s journey from a life of privilege to a lifetime of service.