For every hotel that sits in prime position among the palm trees, overlooking the white sands and aquamarine Bay of Bengal, there is more than likely a sad story of villagers being removed from their land – and it continues to happen.
The photographs depict scenes of spoiled landscapes and the hard life of the local people whose livelihood has been interrupted by the Myanmar-China natural gas pipeline.
Suu Myint Thein announced last week he will present a new performance art piece called “Ayeyarwady Cancer Therapy” to draw attention to the ways people disrespect the river.
From time to time you might hear a French person obsessed by France’s colonial history assert – with an edge of bitter, nostalgic regret – that Myanmar was very nearly a French colony rather than a British one.
In most countries doctors face the challenge of convincing patients to get vaccinated against the flu. In Myanmar we face the additional challenge of determining the right time of year to offer the flu vaccine.