How Myanmar’s meme culture is opening young minds

by Aung Kaung Myat In a country that is remarkably sensitive to dissent, Myanmar’s teens are increasingly turning to one of the most irreverent forms of social critique to make their points — memes. Dissatisfied with the lack of ideological diversity in the country’s major institutions, an army of memelords has sprung up to wage war ...

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The NLD is putting rights advocates on the visa blacklist and lying about it

The NLD is putting rights advocates on the visa blacklist and lying about it

by Mark Farmaner As part of its one-year review, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population announced this week that 275 people from Burma and 385 foreigners had been...

The unexpected origins of the controversial Myanmar word ‘kalar’

The unexpected origins of the controversial Myanmar word ‘kalar’

In a piece titled ‘Opening a Can of Worms in Burmese Teaching: Tackling Controversial Words in a Language Class‘ writer Kenneth Wong talks about the struggles of...