Mi Chit Phwar, mother of the 88 Generation Student leader, Min Zay Yar, who has been serving a 65 year and 5 month prison sentence in Lashio Prison, wanted desperately to see her son before she died. Unfortunately, the military-controlled government of Burma, notorious for its brutal treatment of political prisoners, made it impossible for the Mon woman to see her son again and she died before seeing her son released from prison.
Lu Lu, who lives in Huaymalai village in Sangkhlaburi Township, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, has been taking care of orphans, old people (who are not cared for by their children ), physically disabled people, blind people, HIV infected patients, and mentally disturbed people. She has been taking care of Mon, Karen, Burman, Arakanese, Shan, Lahu as well as foreigners including Malayian, Cambodian, Chinese, Indian, and Bangladeshi.
Hussain (not his real name) lives in Aley Than Kyaw Village, Maungdaw, in Arakan State, western Burma. The 45 year-old Rohingya daily labourer and his family are facing a food crisis because of sharp increases in food costs and high unemployment in his area.
A group of young people was cutting the grass in the compound of a Baptist Church on a Saturday evening in March, in Mountain Village, Mawchi Township, Kayah State.
(Feature) – Su Su Kyi is one of the thousands of relatives of political prisoners who must travel long distances across Burma to see their family members. With five relatives who are political prisoners, it is an emotionally draining and financially costly experience.
Azara (alias) Lal Buri, the fifty six year-old wife of the late Abdullah, continues to struggle to survive in the Kutupalong makeshift camp since her hut, built with bushes and plastic, was destroyed by heavy winds on May 20.
(Feature) Thousands of devotees sat on the ground relaxed and quietly listening to a Dahmma talk in the early evening by Thaton Sayadaw (the visiting Abbot from the town of Thaton, Mon State), when suddenly the earth under them began to shake violently.
(Feature) Ban Don Yan refugee camp is located in the mountains about 20 miles away from the town of Sangkhlaburi, in Kanchanaburi Province in Thailand.
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