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-coloured grains. The thing looks like a trendy smoothie. But it’s home-brewed rice wine.
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.
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.
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.
Opium Has Ravaged This Indian Village for Seven Decades
Since British colonialists introduced the drug in the 40s, opium has destroyed the village of Longwa and eroded most of its social and political structures.