Burma

3.4.19

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.

12.10.18

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.

3.19.18

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.

3.7.18

Mass Student Protests Planned Against Australia Training Myanmar's Military

The Turnbull Government will spend $400,000 on the Tatmadaw​, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority.

3.30.16

Burmese Men Are Pumping Their Dicks Full of Coconut Oil and Regretting it Forever

Koko is a medical student who was volunteering at a refugee camp on the Thai/Myanmar border. She told us about operating on guys who had tried gaining an inch with a tub of oil and a syringe.

3.4.16

Portraits of Burmese Refugees and the Things They Couldn't Leave Behind

Photojournalist Bryan Dickie turns his camera toward local refugees who have escaped war-torn regions of Burma—and the precious items they've brought with them.

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12.14.15

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.

11.20.15

Photos from Burma’s Civil War

Toronto Photographer Bryan Dickie Covers Burma's Ethnically Controlled Territories in His New Book 'Little Pieces.'

11.16.15

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.

11.12.15

Watching Myanmar's Elections with the Country's Most-Wanted Comedians

The Moustache Brothers, a Burmese comedy trio, were imprisoned in the 90s for openly critiquing the corrupt government. Now, during Myanmar's most democratic elections, we followed the Moustache Brothers through election day.

11.10.15

Photos of First-Time Voters at Myanmar's Historic Election

As early results point to Aung San Suu Kyi's party taking victory in Myanmar, here's what the election looked like on the ground.

11.10.15

We Asked an Expert What Aung San Suu Kyi’s Victory Would Mean for Myanmar

As the results of the nation's first free election in 25 years are being released, it's looking like it's going to be a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League of Democracy (NLD).

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