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  • A story of modern slavery in Thailand

    2 weeks ago

    Hoping for a brighter future, Maung Htay, a Burmese migrant, left Myanmar when he was just a teenager. He is now 42, but his dream is still far from realized. He is still impoverished and has lost all contact with his parents after more than 20 years of working in Thailand. 

    ...
  • Are Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims the world’s ‘least wanted’ people?

    By Jared Sichel

    June 4, 2015 | 11:09 am

    Abu Tahay, a Rohingya Muslim activist who lives in Myanmar, says his people face a simple calculus when deciding whether to remain in their western Myanmar homes or escape via the Andaman Sea on overcrowded, hopelessly equipped fishing boats:

    “Do — or die.”

    Rohingya Muslims...

  • Leader of Myanmar’s Jewish community dies

    June 1, 2015 | 3:40 pm

    The leader of Myanmar’s small Jewish community and the caretaker of the country’s only synagogue has died.

    Moses Samuels, 65, passed away on May 29, his son, Sammy, wrote in an email obtained by Coconuts Yangon, a media source. No cause of death was identified, but Samuels had...

  • Terrorized by my Bicycle for my 45th Birthday

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    November 16, 2012 | 9:13 pm

     "I did this to myself," I mumbled. I kept thinking, "This is my fault. I am stuck on this bike in this heat in Bagan to celebrate my big birthday. I chose this. I must be crazy." I wondered, "Why am I torturing myself? Are we having fun yet?"

    George, my happy husband, seemed so...

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  • In Burmese Chanukah celebration, signs of Myanmar’s openness to the West

    January 3, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    In almost any other community from Moscow to Washington, it would have been just another public Chanukah menorah-lighting ceremony providing an opportunity for the local government and Jewish community to showcase their strong ties.

    But in Myanmar, where the government has been run...

  • VIDEO: Who shall live . . .

    By The Web Guy

    September 29, 2008 | 3:35 am

    A montage of news photos from 5768 plus cantorial and modern music take this version of the ‘Who shall live’ prayer into YouTube land.

    Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin is listed as the producer and http://whoshalllive.com is the web site.

  • Briefs: Methodists don’t ‘divest,’ Jewish groups mobilize for Myanmar, Reno TV anchor sues

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Methodists Reject Divestment Proposals

    Methodists overwhelmingly defeated measures calling for divestment from companies that allegedly enable Israel's "occupation" of the West Bank. The resolutions, targeting companies like Caterpillar, which manufactures tractors, and Motorola,...

  • A Piece of Familiarity

    By Julie Y. Benson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Myanmar, tucked in the middle of Thailand, Laos, China, India and Bangladesh, has had a rather turbulent history that continues today. Travel there would not appeal to those less inclined toward adventure, but my husband and I prefer such destinations. So, we boarded Myanmar Airways...

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