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A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

A monk crosses the Sangkhale River on the wooden bridge.

By  MIN TAW LAWI – The Sangkhale River sat as a barrier between the two villages on its opposite banks after dam construction in 1981 caused the water level to rise, making an old rope bridge unusable.

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Burma Transformed

A case for nonviolence, religious intervention, and minority rights in Mon State By: Banya Hongsar, a Mon writer based in Canberra, Australia – Editor’s Note: We would like to introduce our IMNA readers to the first segment of our latest “Burma Transformed” commentary series, a discussion of various political, social, …

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Overseas jobs an attractive option for Burmese citizens

Kong Janoi, IMNA,  additional reporting by Om Soe,  News feature : In Rangoon, the former capital of Burma: the passport office is full of people waiting to process documents, and trainings for languages like English and Chinese are being taught. Burma suffers from an increasing lack of job opportunities, and …

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Refugees with no place to flee

Early in the morning of January 14, 2009, most residents of Ban Don Yang Camp at Three Pagoda’s Pass border took shelter from the cold winter air inside their huts. I woke up at 5:00 am to wait for the truck that would take me from the camp to Sangkhlaburi …

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