Visiting one of the major launch points for the estimated 25,000 ethnic Muslims that fled the country in boats between January and March this year.
Every Monday night, a group of black-clad, silver-studded punks meet under an overpass in downtown Yangon to distribute food to people living on the streets.
In the thirteenth Blood Lady Commandos comic the BLCS are almost about to escape but they get into a big discussion and then they are backstabbed
New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.
Myanmar is backtracking on minority voting rights, watchdogs are growing concerned about press freedom in Bulgaria, Taliban militants have been arrested in connection to the Peshawar school massacre, and more.
"I am not a citizen of any country. The Myanmar government says I am not Burmese, I am not Bangladeshi, and I'm not Australian."
Ashin Gambira led the 2007 Saffron Revolution, earning him several years of imprisonment, severe torture, and health deterioration. I spoke to him about being physically and mentally abused by the government, living in exile, and how ethnic violence serve…
Russia was the kid everyone picked on at this weekend's G20 in Brisbane, but there were other countries with similarly atrocious records that slipped through the conference unnoticed.
In the town of Taunggyi, Burma, locals gather to launch hundreds of hot-air balloons packed with homemade fireworks at the Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival to mark the end of the rainy season.
For nearly 50 years the country's socialist government banned artworks for often seemingly arbitrary reasons, like if they had too much red or black in them. Now many of them are on display in a new show in Hong Kong.
Purchased from their immigrant parents by unscrupulous traffickers, the kids are forced to work long hours for scant pay and are beaten if they don't sell enough.
Even after Burma's 2011 democratic reforms, the government is still pretty much controlled by the military, and speaking out against the state can land you in prison, as local rapper Zayar Thaw found out.
It's hard to get clean when a hit of high-grade heroin costs less than $2.
We visited the SSA-S base in the Shan State mountains, drank rice wine, and talked about war.
Ashin Wirathu is a Buddhist monk accused of encouraging deadly ethnic violence against a Muslim minority community in Myanmar. And he would like the world to know that he's very misunderstood.
Crooked Thai cops and criminal entrepreneurs provide a way for Burma's persecuted Muslim minority to flee to other countries, but they are also often guilty of mistreating them in horrific ways.
Violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Meiktila, Burma, led to thousands of people—mainly Muslims—being displaced and forced to live in crowded camps indefinitely. When we visited them, we were followed everywhere by the police.
Sittwe, the capital of Burma's restive Rakhine state, is a town divided. Or, put more accurately, segregated, thanks to the majority Buddhist Rakhine people developing a passion for beating, raping, and murdering members of the local Muslim Rohingya minor…
During my week in Sittwe, Burma, with the help of those who accompanied me, I obtained evidence that strongly implies that the Burmese military is imprisoning Rohingya women from the Arakhan region and using them as sex slaves.
It's four in the morning on my 38th birthday, and I am staring up at the thatched roof of a small jungle clinic in Karen State of eastern Burma, the home of the world's longest-running armed conflict—a 63-year civil war between the Burmese army and the et…
OK. I admit it. I fucked up... bought into the myth. But so did virtually every other media outfit on Earth.