When the doctor asked him if he could go ahead and amputate his left leg after an accident, Hein Zaw thought about it. He thought of Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee runner, and Natalia Partyka, a table tennis player who lacks her right hand. He signed the consent form.
Someone has to do it. U Thaung Wai and his team like to think of theirs as a clean and wholesome profession, one which promotes public health, contributes to hygiene, prevents flooding, accumulates merit and, yes, deserves respect. They clean drains.
Vein, a tale of poverty and corruption amid stunning natural wealth, was awarded the prestigious Aung San Suu Kyi and Hantharwady U Win Tin awards at the close of the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival 2016.
A collection of popular restaurants are gathering to provide a Europe-themed gastro-festival, the profits from which will all go to the Myitar Yaung Chi orphanage – which translates to “ray of love” in English.