Myanmar

News

Burmese Parents Are Holding Fake Funerals to Keep Their Children Safe

These families will do anything to prevent their children from being recruited by the country’s rebel groups.
Meera Navlakha
7.18.19
News

A UN Official Compared Rohingya Living Conditions to Nazi Concentration Camps

“Let’s call it what it is,” he said.
Meera Navlakha
7.5.19
News

Myanmar Government Cuts All Internet Access in Rakhine State

The area has been affected by violence and unrest for over a year
Meera Navlakha
7.2.19
News

Gay Man In Myanmar Died By Suicide After Being Bullied By His Homophobic Colleagues

After being forced to publicly announce his sexuality by his colleagues, Kyaw Zin Wins died by suicide. Hundreds have shown up to his funeral in solidarity.
Edoardo Liotta
6.28.19
Internet

The #CockroachChallenge Is the Internet’s Weirdest New Craze

Taking selfies with the creepy-crawly is the latest pest infecting the internet.
Shamani Joshi
5.9.19
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Release of Myanmar Journalists is a Small Win in Fight for Press Freedom

In Asia, many journalists and government critics remain behind bars
Edoardo Liotta
5.7.19
LGBT

What It's Like to Be Illegally Gay in Myanmar

...And preparing for a drag show.
Libby Hogan
4.3.19
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
Art

Female Alcoholics are Rare in Myanmar. This Young Artist is One of Them.

Yangon Artist Bay Bay uses her art to let people enter her alcohol-fueled mind.
David Wilson
2.25.19
Photo

Inside Myanmar's Surprisingly Harsh Heroin Rehab Centers

One person per household uses heroin in Myanmar's most northernly region, and a coalition of religious types have banded together to tackle the problem.
David Shaw
1.26.19
Culture

Crystal Meth Kingpins are Standing In the Way of Peace In Myanmar's Golden Triangle

Myanmar's army signed a peace agreement to end its long-lasting civil war, but drug cartels—and corrupt military officials—are providing an incentive for the militias to stick around.
VICE Staff
1.22.19
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