Despite international pressure over human trafficking in the seafood trade, Thailand is failing to reform the fish processing industry and compensate victims of slavery


Three members of a family accused of human trafficking and abuse at a downtown Rangoon tailoring shop are arrested and detained


As Burma’s commercial capital changes, its disabled community continues to face a hostile physical environment and stubborn social attitudes.


Development of the century-old complex remains in the hands of private developers with links to the ex-military elite, whose pledges of public accessibility spark cautious hope.


While many filmmakers complain that govt censorship shackles their artistry, it is not the only thing stunting the emergence of a Burmese Hollywood.

From Aung San’s Driver to Centenarian, a Long and Winding Road Reaches Its End By

In this story published in 2015, the man who drove Aung San during the historic Panglong Conference reflects on his life in politics, prison and retirement.


Fighting between a Karen ethnic armed group and the Burma Army ended in 2012. Now a once desolate conflict zone is set for a comeback.

The School Builder By

A Canadian Zen Buddhist monk who came to Burma to teach meditation discovers that his life must go in a different direction.

After 30 Years in Thailand, Glimmers of Hope for Burmese Refugees By

While camps in Thailand offer refugees education, health care and social services arguably better than they could receive at home, repatriation preparations are ongoing.

From Prison to Burma’s Halls of Power: An NLD MP’s Journey By

Bo Bo Oo’s new parliamentary seat contrasts sharply with how he spent most of his adult life, jailed by Burma’s former junta at age 26.


After years promoting education and supporting Suu Kyi and the NLD from the sidelines, Su Su Lwin steps into the spotlight, as Burma’s new first lady.

A Kachin Leader’s Legacy Lives On Through His Daughter By

The eldest daughter of former KIO leader Maran Brang Seng will enter the Kachin State parliament on Feb. 8 to pursue her father’s struggle for a federal Burma

Kachin Displaced Pin Their Hopes on New NLD Government By

Living in limbo for more than four years, many IDPs hope the new government will prioritize peace in Kachin State so they could go home.


The mixed martial arts rise of Aung La N Sang, known in the United States as “The Burmese Python,” took even his family by surprise.

Yangon gridlock: solutions elusive as traffic chokes city By

Experts say a holistic approach is needed to resolve Rangoon’s ever-worsening traffic jams, but the government’s response has been to tinker around the edges.


Once a bicycle city, Mandalay has transformed into a place increasingly distinguished by its Harley Davidsons and other big bikes.

Child Sex Abuse Cases Spark Community Outrage, Calls for Harsher Sentences By

Campaigners have become increasingly strident in their demands for harsher punishments to be meted out to perpetrators in child sexual abuse cases.


It’s rare in Burma for a political leader to leave office of their own accord, rarer still for an ousted leader to return to political life.

Smartphone Freedom Fuels Rise of Social Media in Burmese Politics By

Burma’s democratic reforms and telecom advances create new political spaces that are being claimed by activists and politicians through the use of social media.

Female Politicians Hope to Be Heard in Next Govt By

Burma’s female politicians hope that the increased number of women elected to the Union Parliament will spur the next government to take action on a number of prominent issues.
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