In Myanmar, a Nonprofit Icon Enjoyed Foreign Funding Despite Allegations of Sexual Abuse
The alleged failure by the US embassy and a UN agency to prevent abuses reflects systemic gaps in safeguarding mechanisms, that are common within local nonprofits in the developing world.
This Ice Sculptor to Hollywood Stars Is Facing His Biggest Challenge Yet
Ice sculptor Art Hongpong used America's state-of-the-art technology to sculpt for the likes of Will Smith and Bill Clinton. But what happens when his masterpiece melts?
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.
Myanmar Tries to “whitewash” Its Rohingya Crimes By Jailing Journalists
“The court has rendered itself complicit in the government’s efforts to obscure the campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya."