Burma

Myanmar

The Most Brutal Sport in the World Uses Bare Knuckles and Head Butts

In lethwei, or Burmese kickboxing, gloves aren't allowed – but all kicks, punches, elbow and knee strikes, and head butts are.
Karl R. De Mesa
3.12.19
Myanmar

Burmese Opium Farmers Make the Best Rice Wine

U Mint Aung, village chief of a tiny community in the opium fields of Eastern Myanmar brings out a clay pot brimming with multi-colored grains. The thing looks like a trendy smoothie. But it’s home-brewed rice wine.
Nathan A. Thompson
3.3.19
Photo

The Frustrated Punks of Burma

Look fucking cool.
Henry Langston
1.19.19
News

Inside Mong La, the Myanmar Town Where You Can Buy Drugs, Sex, and Endangered Animals

Mong La is a 5,000-square-kilometer fiefdom in the Golden Triangle that is infamous for the flagrancy of its sin-based industries like prostitution, gambling, and the selling of endangered animals.
Paul Vrieze
1.14.19
Culture

Tattooed Tribeswomen and the Problem of Photo Tourism in Myanmar

For the Chin women of western Myanmar, outer beauty starts with an inky black, fully tattooed face. But the government has banned the custom, and tourists are flooding in to document the dying tradition.
Nathan A. Thompson
12.9.18
LGBTQ

How Myanmar's Paranormal Spirit Wives Escape LGBTQ Persecution

How the tight-knit nat kadaw community escapes persecution in a deeply conservative country.
Nick Baker
11.18.18
asia & pacific

Is the United Nations Failing the Rohingya?

In the final part of our three-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold reveals leaked internal UN documents that suggest an effort to keep concerns about the Rohingya quiet.
VICE News
10.31.18
video

Facing Violence and Discrimination as Myanmar's Muslim Minority

In part one of our three-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold travels to Myanmar to investigate the violence and discrimination faced by the country's Muslim minority.
VICE News
10.27.18
war

Ghosts of the Jungle

The Karen National Liberation Army has been fighting the Myanmar government since 1949. In 2012, Canadian photographer spent time with the group once known as the most effective guerrilla fighting force.
Bryan Dickie
4.25.18
Australia Today

We Met the Australians Trying to Prosecute Aung San Suu Kyi For War Crimes

As Myanmar's state counsellor, the lawyers allege she's directly responsible for more than one million Rohingya people fleeing the country.
Liam Armstrong
3.20.18
Rohingya

#MeToo Is a Matter of Life or Death for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

As ethnic genocide continues to kill thousands in Rakhine state, human rights activist Wai Wai Nu tells us how you can help address one of the great humanitarian crises of our time.
Alice Rowsome
2.23.18
Stuff

Meet the Burmese Punks Feeding Their Country's Homeless

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.
Paul Gregoire
5.21.17
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